• Resource ID: TXLS074-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Consonant Blends

    Students will focus on initial blends using multiple opportunities for multisensory responses to recognize, sort, and blend sounds.

    • Resource ID: TXLS150
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image 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: TXLS120-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Sticky Note Summarizing

    Students will determine the important parts of a story and recognize and compose an individual summary by using color-coordinated sticky notes and the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST) strategy. Students will practice correctly identifying the parts of the SWBST strategy during a read-aloud. Students will work in groups and read a short story together, identify key components, and compose a written summary. Students will demonstrate their ability to recognize a good summary by writing two components of summarization on an exit ticket.

    • Resource ID: TXLS015-0
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Context Clues Are Out of This World!: Using Inference and Sentence-Level Context to Teach Unfamiliar Word Meanings

    The teacher will introduce context clues using visuals by reading the book Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Then, students will use textual evidence to find the meaning of unfamiliar words via direct teach and group collaboration.

    • Resource ID: TXLS079-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Did You Get the "Text" Message?

    Students will work independently and collaboratively to recognize the theme within a variety of texts. Students will create theme topics and theme statements from texts read.

    • Resource ID: TXLS002-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Adventures in Inferring

    Students will infer the message the author is trying to convey using schema and evidence from the text. Readers use this strategy, known as making inferences, to think about what they are reading.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       Students progress from a surface-level understanding of text to a deeper understanding by processing and expressing details and examples to support their understanding of observations through background knowledge and textual evidence.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS022-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: Making Complex Inferences

    Students will learn how to activate their curiosity and use questioning strategies to make complex inferences and connections across texts.

    • Resource ID: TXLS099-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarizing with Sarah at the ER

    The purpose of this lesson is to sequence the events of a story chronologically and be able to summarize the major events. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS086-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Fun with First Drafts

    The lesson will support students’ writing of a first draft of a personal narrative story by providing opportunities to listen to their previously recorded story, review their (graphic organizer) draft web, and add sticky notes with further details to their webs.

    • Resource ID: TXLS009-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Main Idea

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS124-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarization Routine

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS051-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS049-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Super Sequencing Strategies

    Students will explore the informational text structure of sequencing in multiple contexts, as a reader and a writer, in order to improve their comprehension of informational text and their ability to analyze the author’s purpose. They will make connections between sequencing and events in their everyday life and use pictures and time order words to write their own informational text using sequencing.

    • Resource ID: TXLS137-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Many Stripes of Inferring

    Students will infer character feelings and motivations and support their inference with text evidence.

    • Resource ID: TXLS114-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS logo Morphology Mania

    Students will discover and use knowledge of Greek and Latin roots to determine the meaning of unknown words.
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS100-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

    Students pretend to be detectives while being presented with various pictorial and textual clues that lead them to make an overall inference about what happened on Tuesday.

    • Resource ID: TXLS163
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image The Adventures of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS126-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Welcome to the Jungle!

    This lesson offers an engaging format for fourth graders to spend time working with different cause-and-effect situations and text to help move them toward the objective of correctly identifying an implicit cause-and-effect relationship within a text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS064-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image It's a Maniac Breakout

    Students will work together and problem-solve in a timed breakout session to gather clues and answer questions involving cause-and-effect, sequential, and comparative relationships in text. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS166
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring: It’s a Beast!

    Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres.