1. ### Planning a Draft

• Resource ID: TXLS032-0

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.

2. ### Motion Pictures

• Resource ID: TXLS028
• 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.

• Resource ID: TXLS006
• 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.

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

• Resource ID: TXLS003

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.

5. ### Main Idea

• Resource ID: TXLS009

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

6. ### Outlining Our Memory

• Resource ID: TXLS058

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.

7. ### Earth: A Tilted Affair

• Resource ID: TXLS059
• 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.

8. ### Rhyming

• Resource ID: TXLS013-0

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.

9. ### Uses of Energy Lab

• Resource ID: TXLS018
• Subject: Science

Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

10. ### Building a Watershed

• Resource ID: TXLS122
• Subject: Science

Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

11. ### Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

• Resource ID: TXLS123

Teacher will read How Spiders Got Eight Legs as a read-aloud. Students will write notes about what they think the moral is. Students will collaborate in groups to determine what they think the moral lesson is. Students will reread, highlight, and write the text evidence that identifies the moral lesson.

12. ### Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

• Resource ID: TXLS051

Students will apply the comprehension strategy of text mapping by using a scroll to sequence and organize information. They also will describe the order of events using time order transition words.

13. ### Push Back, Pull Forward

• Resource ID: TXLS118
• Subject: Science

Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force, such as pushes and pulls.

14. ### Summarization Routine

• Resource ID: TXLS124

Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. The teacher will then have students practice in partners and have students share. Next, students will try writing a summary of their own. Students will use the rubric created by the teacher to make sure they have met the requirements of a well-written summary.

15. ### Save the Factory!

• Resource ID: TXLS071
• Subject: Science

Students will design an experiment to test the outcome of friction in force and motion. The students will create an inclined plane demonstrating their knowledge of mechanical energy and the effects of gravity on an object. Students will use previous knowledge of friction to complete their task of stopping their object. Critical thinking skills will be the focus of the lesson as students will have to utilize their scientific problem-solving skills to make decisions regarding their experiment.

16. ### My Version of the Three Little Pigs

• Resource ID: TXLS157

Students will create their own version of "The Three Little Pigs" using story elements on a Beginning, Middle, End (BME) story map. First, students will draft their story map with detailed pictures in sequential order, and then go back and add their words later. Once their story is completed, students will be able to retell their story to peers and their teacher.

17. ### The Adventures of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny

• Resource ID: TXLS163

Students will compare and contrast Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too by utilizing various types of Venn Diagrams to analyze different literary elements.

18. ### Scientifically Magnetic!

• Resource ID: TXLS060
• Subject: Science

Students will review the steps of the scientific method and conduct an investigation that involves sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic objects.

19. ### Making an Inference

• Resource ID: TXLS149