• Resource ID: TXLS149

### 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

### 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

### 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: TXLS095
• Subject: Math

### Organizing Olympic Outcomes

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

• Resource ID: TXLS066
• Subject: Math

### Roll With It

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

• Resource ID: TXLS094

### "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: TXLS107
• Subject: Math

### Lines of Symmetry

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

• Resource ID: TXLS226

### 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: TXLS205
• Subject: Math

### Balancing Act

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.

• Resource ID: TXLS179

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

• Resource ID: TXLS170
• Subject: Math

### Open House: Challenger Oaks—Geometry by Design

Teachers will engage their students in classifying 2-dimensional shapes through a real-world experience. Students will review, design, and use technology as they classify figures using common attributes.

• Resource ID: TXLS131
• Subject: Math

### Telling Time to the Minute

The lesson requires students to match times to the nearest five-minute interval using an analog clock, digital clock, and time written in words. Students will sing a song, show and write the time to the nearest minute, and tell time using analog watches.

• Resource ID: TXLS165
• Subject: Math

### Multiplication at the Market

Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using concrete objects, pictorial models, arrays, and equal groups.

• Resource ID: TXLS096
• 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: TXLS188A
• Subject: Math

### Avoiding Common Subtraction Errors

Students will perform an error analysis of common subtraction errors related to the standard algorithm.

• Resource ID: TXLS229

### Tackling Expository Text

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

• Resource ID: TXLS181
• Subject: Math

### Four Representations of Linear Relationships

Given one representation of a linear relationship, students will create a poster displaying the other three representations of linear relationships.

• Resource ID: TXLS162

### 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: TXLS190