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

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

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.

2. Explore Revising and Editing with some Classroom Adventure

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

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.

3. Organizing Olympic Outcomes

• Resource ID: TXLS095
• Grade Range: 4
• Subject: Math

Students will explore frequency tables, dot plots, and stem and leaf plots by creating different representations from a given set of data points.

4. Roll With It

• Resource ID: TXLS066
• Grade Range: 6
• Subject: Math

Students will experience a hands-on lesson regarding ratios. While doing this, students will deepen their understanding of the concepts of ratios.

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

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

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

6. Lines of Symmetry

• Resource ID: TXLS107
• Grade Range: 1
• Subject: Math

Students will work collaboratively with a partner to discover what is a line of symmetry.

7. Summarizing Expository Text

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

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.

8. Balancing Act

• Resource ID: TXLS205
• Grade Range: K
• Subject: Math

Students use a pan balance model and manipulatives to identify a total that balances two parts. The use of the pan balance will help to develop the concept of equality. Students will develop the language of equality by reading and identifying the following expressions; balances, is the same as, is equal to, and equal before the symbol for equality is introduced. Students will identify an unknown part in a balance situation. Students will communicate ideas, explain, and justify how they solved problems.

9. Remembering Leaders

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

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

10. One Thing Leads to Another

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

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

11. Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

• Resource ID: TXLS104
• Grade Range: 10
• Subject: ELA & Reading

Students work collaboratively using reading and comprehension skills to demonstrate their mastery of summarizing a text or piece of literature.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment

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