• 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: 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: 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: TXLS172
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Inference in the Real World: Using Clues to Identify Key Details

    Students will actively read as a critical component; they will infer in expository text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS065
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Thesis Throwdown

    After students watch a brief video introducing thesis statements, they will create a class thesis statement checklist, use a prompt to write a personal thesis, compare theirs to others in their group while working to craft and revise a group thesis to present to the class after participating in a Gallery Walk where they provide and incorporate revision suggestions.

    • Resource ID: TXLS145
    • Grade Range: 13
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Catch Me If You Can—Retelling "The Gingerbread Man"

    Students retell or re-enact events in sequence from "The Gingerbread Man" using pictures.

    Re-telling of The Gingerbread Man using pictures