1. Birthday Conundrum

    • Resource ID: TXLS025
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will work together to determine the amount of each snack item it will take to feed the guests at a birthday party using different methods of multiplication representation.

     

  2. Does Paper Have Volume?

    • Resource ID: TXLS029
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and  determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

  3. Just Graph It!

    • Resource ID: TXLS030
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem solving lesson in which they are to visually represent previously collected survey data.

  4. Up, Up, and Away

    • Resource ID: TXLS026
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Math

    Students will determine an appropriate tabular/graphic/formulaic linear solution given 3 sets of data points.

    • Resource ID: TXLS027
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will examine several items related to the First Amendment and respond to the teacher-created questions. Student groups will present their conclusions to the class.

  5. Motion Pictures

    • Resource ID: TXLS028
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of motion representation using distance vs. time graphs. Students will recognize labeling of axes, steepness related to speed, horizontal lines as non-motion, and downward slope as return to origin.

  6. Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

    • Resource ID: TXLS012
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use various materials to create models of two-step equations. Then, they will take an equation, create their own model, and solve for the variable from the model.

  7. Planning a Draft

    • Resource ID: TXLS032
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students to use critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers.

  8. Rhyming

    • Resource ID: TXLS013
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will model how to recognize rhyming words by hearing them, seeing them, reading them, and writing them. Then the students will practice hearing, seeing, reading, and writing “at” word family words.

    • Resource ID: TXLS001
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will debate the representation argument of the Constitutional Convention and create a compromise that addresses the concerns of both large states and small states (the Great Compromise). Then, students will connect this concept to the present-day system of government.

  9. Adventures in Inferring

    • Resource ID: TXLS002
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will infer the message the author is trying to convey using schema and evidence from the text. Readers use this strategy, known as making inferences, to think about what they are reading.

  10. Interpreting Division with Remainders

    • Resource ID: TXLS004
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be given various one- and two-step word problems and asked to interpret the remainder. Students will use foldables and anchor charts to determine under which category (“Drop the Remainder,” “Add One to the Quotient,” “Share the Remainder,” or “The Remainder is the Answer”) the question will fall. After completing that portion of the lesson, students will solve division problems and determine which type of remainder question they are working with. They will use Plicker © cards to display their answers so the teacher can have immediate formative assessment data.

  11. Full Speed Ahead

    • Resource ID: TXLS006
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Students will use hover pucks to measure speed over a distance of 6 meters. Once speed has been calculated, velocity will be determined using the same data. Finally, students will be able to label all points of acceleration.

  12. Context Clues Are Out of This World!: Using Inference and Sentence-Level Context to Teach Unfamiliar Word Meanings

    • Resource ID: TXLS015
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will introduce context clues using visuals by reading the book Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Then, students will use textual evidence to find the meaning of unfamiliar words via direct teach and group collaboration.

  13. Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson will scaffold students into the reading strategy of finding textual evidence. They will be able to “zoom out,” or read before and after the unknown word, to construct meaning using context.

  14. How Does the Cookie Crumble?

    • Resource ID: TXLS031
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Students will self-discover how to multiply mixed numbers by using background knowledge of estimation, computations, and real world application of a recipe.

  15. How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    • Resource ID: TXLS003
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The students will identify characteristics of characters from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, explain why the characters are foils to each other, and use text evidence to support their understanding.

  16. Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: Making Complex Inferences

    • Resource ID: TXLS022
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will learn how to activate their curiosity and use questioning strategies to make complex inferences and connections across texts.

  17. Outlining Our Memory

    • Resource ID: TXLS058
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.

  18. Earth: A Tilted Affair

    • Resource ID: TXLS059
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    After a brief review of direct and indirect sunlight, students will arrange heat maps and globes around a drawing of the Sun based on the tilt of Earth and how it affects Earth’s temperature.