• Resource ID: TXLS104-0
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS036-0
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Being a Reading Detective

    Students will infer, make predictions, and draw conclusions based on evidence in the text to figure out what an author is not saying directly.

    • Resource ID: TXLS068-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Reading Between the Lines

    In this lesson, students will expand their critical thinking skills by making inferences found in a short film and listening to a literary fictional text on tablets. Working collaboratively in groups, students will create anchor charts to demonstrate their understanding of making inferences and present their detailed anchor charts to their classmates.        

    • Resource ID: TXLS003-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS063-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    Students will identify and apply characteristics of an alphabetical letter (mystery letter Hh) through various hands-on activities and cooperative group work.

    • Resource ID: TXLS025B-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring with Dr. Seuss

    Students will work collaboratively in groups as they practice their inferring skills using children’s literature books.

    • Resource ID: TXLS149
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image 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: TXLS109
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Super Sleuths SIP on Vocabulary: Using Sentences, Illustrations, and Prefixes/Suffixes to Make Meaning

    Students will learn strategies to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using the acronym SIP (sentence, illustration, prefixes/suffixes).
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS087A-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image What's in a Name?

    Students will participate in hands-on activities to extend their knowledge of the parts of speech.

    • Resource ID: TXLS022A-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Stations

    This lesson is designed to isolate and develop specific skills in use of language, organization, and idea development in order to help students become better writers. Students will work through six different stations to practice each writing skill and then go back into their own writing to make revisions.

    • Resource ID: TXLS013-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Rhyming

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS016-0
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS007-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS141-0
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

    This lesson teaches students to use the Get the Gist strategy to find the main idea of a section. Students will then put those Get the Gist statements together to begin a written summary of their text.

    • 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: TXLS138-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Rolling into Compound Sentences

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

    • Resource ID: TXLS024-0
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study A Reader’s Survival Guide: Connecting and Synthesizing Ideas in Nonfiction Texts

    This lesson is designed to teach students to synthesize and make connections between ideas within a text and with previous texts students have read.

    • Resource ID: TXLS162
    • Grade Range: 12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image 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: TXLS123-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS032-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Planning a Draft

    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.