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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  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. Making Ten is Easy as Pie!

    • Resource ID: TXLS021
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will practice composing 10 by interacting with a counting story, playing a dice game with ten frames and response sheets, and participating in a small group to extend the learning with three addends.

  17. Dividing Fractions

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

    Students will model dividing unit fractions and whole numbers.

  18. Main Idea

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

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

  19. 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.

  20. Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

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

    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.