• 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.

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. ### 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.

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. ### 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.

5. ### 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.

6. ### 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.

7. ### Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

• Resource ID: TXLS007
• Grade Range: 2
• Subject: ELA & Reading

Students will compare a contemporary version of "The Three Little Pigs" to a traditional version with respect to characters, setting, and plot. In a small group, students will analyze story elements on a t-chart to determine which parts of the stories are the same and which are different.

• 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.

8. ### 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.

9. ### 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.

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. ### Main Idea

• Resource ID: TXLS009
• Grade Range: 5
• Subject: ELA & Reading

Students will identify supporting details and the main idea in a passage.

12. ### 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.

13. ### Distributive Property

• Resource ID: TXLS010
• Grade Range: 3
• Subject: Math

Students break an array apart to represent the sum of two multiplication facts, showing the distributive property.

14. ### 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.

15. ### 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.

16. ### 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.

17. ### Dividing Fractions

• Resource ID: TXLS033
• Grade Range: 5
• Subject: Math

Students will model dividing unit fractions and whole numbers.

18. ### 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.