• Resource ID: TXLS149
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Making an Inference

    The class will review previous  learning about how authors describe characters using speech, thoughts, effects on others, actions, looks (STEAL). Students will make annotations on an excerpt using the STEAL strategy. We will talk them through making a guided inference. Students will complete a short-answer response on chart paper with evidence and inference for the focus question.

    • Resource ID: TXLS150
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring Through Imagery and Figurative Language

    Students rotate to four posters which contain a single stanza from a common poem ("Digging" by Seamus Heaney ), marking key literary elements (imagery, diction, figurative language) before rotating to explain the connotation of the words and phrases selected by the previous group. After text marking, students regroup to discuss the inferential connections between literary terms and their connotative meaning to theorize thematic meaning within the poem.

    • Resource ID: TXLS112
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Explore Revising and Editing with some Classroom Adventure

    While “scooting” from one example to another, students will explore sentences in order to determine what end punctuation is necessary and why. Students will also collaborate to explore sentences in order to identify what edits are necessary and why.

    • Resource ID: TXLS094
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    "C" to the "E" Can't Conquer Me

    Students will explore cause and effect relationships by creating different representations of a cause or an effect from a given scenario.

    • Resource ID: TXLS226
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Summarizing Expository Text

    The students will watch the teacher model how to create a summary, and then work in groups to create a summary from an expository text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS179
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Remembering Leaders

    Students will read expository text, categorize findings, and reformulate the text into an obituary.

    • Resource ID: TXLS096
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!

    Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.

    • Resource ID: TXLS229
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tackling Expository Text

    The students will read and summarize expository text using a graphic organizer to aid the process.

    • Resource ID: TXLS162
    • Grade Range: 12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

    Students explore their internal definition of kindness, using visual and textual evidence to collaboratively expand that definition, perform a close reading of a poem. Students then use internal text to express the author’s complex and subtle thematic message.

    • Resource ID: TXLS166-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring: It’s a Beast!

    Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres.

    • Resource ID: TXLS195
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Retelling with Confidence

    Students learn how to use the pictures in their books to retell a story in sequence. The teacher models how to use the pictures to retell the story Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. The students and teacher complete a graphic organizer using picture representations from the book. The graphic organizer is a frame for all the elements of a strong retell and requires students to include new vocabulary; the characters and setting; and the beginning, middle, and end of the book, Stellaluna. Students will apply the picture retell strategy by completing a graphic organizer for their own book and retelling the story to peers and their teacher.

    • Resource ID: TXLS208
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    One Thing Leads to Another

    Students apply their understanding of the text in order to retell the plot sequence.
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS109
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Super Sleuths SIP on Vocabulary: Using Sentences, Illustrations, and Prefixes/Suffixes to Make Meaning

    Students will learn strategies to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using the acronym SIP (sentence, illustration, prefixes/suffixes).
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS193
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Author’s Purpose, Text Features, Informational Text, and Daily Three

    Students will follow the Daily Three structure to engage in mini-lessons regarding author’s purpose, text features, guided reading, work on writing, read to self, and word work. The students will also infer the author’s purpose for writing a book using a book order form.

    • Resource ID: TXLS022A
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Stations

    This lesson is designed to isolate and develop specific skills in use of language, organization, and idea development in order to help students become better writers. Students will work through six different stations to practice each writing skill and then go back into their own writing to make revisions.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS023
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    This lesson is designed to teach students to make complex inferences, choose specific text evidence that strongly supports the inference, and develop a coherent explanation of how the evidence strongly supports the validity of the idea within the genre of poetry.

     

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

    TXLS Logo How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    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.

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

    Texas Lesson Study Rhyming

    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. 

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    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit

    This unit connects to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) by fostering a continuance in the area of phonological awareness as begun in previous lessons and introducing the exploration of nursery rhymes, poetry, and lullabies through literature and language play.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS063
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    Students will identify and apply characteristics of an alphabetical letter (mystery letter Hh) through various hands-on activities and cooperative group work.

    • Resource ID: TXLS013A
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revising Sentences

    Students will revise a simple sentence by copying it on a series of sticky notes and adding new words using glitter pens and star-shaped sticky notes. 

     

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