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Introduction to Character Foils
During this lesson, students will view video clips and read texts that have character foils examples. Students will complete a graphic organizer with evidence that supports their identification of foil characters. Once complete, students will use the information from the graphic organizer to discuss character foils.
Metacognitive Approaches to Student-based Learning
In this lesson, students will learn how to make complex inferences and draw conclusions about a work of literary fiction using a combination of text evidence and background knowledge. Using a graphic organizer and a short story, students will record both text evidence and their prior knowledge, and combine these elements to make an inference about the character.
Una Reseña de un Restaurante
Students describe a restaurant in restaurant review form using simple phrases and sentences. As they write, students focus on noun-adjective agreement and sentence structure.
How Do We Quantify the Building Blocks of Matter?
This resource provides flexible alternate or additional learning opportunities for students learning about the mole concept, Chemistry TEKS (8)(A).
What’s Trending with the Elements?
This resource, aligned with Chemistry TEKS (5)(C), provides alternative or additional tier-one learning options for students using the periodic table to identify and explain trends.
The Bohr Model
Students will understand Bohr’s experimental design and conclusions that lead to the development of his model of the atom, as well as the limitations of his model.
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion
Given illustrations or descriptions, students will predict the shape of molecules based upon the extent of the electron pair electrostatic repulsion.
Chemical Bonding: Metallic Bonds
Given scenarios or diagrams, students will describe the nature of metallic bonding and explain properties such as thermal and electrical conductivity, malleability, and ductility of metals.
Given descriptors, diagrams, and chemical symbols, students will use the periodic table to determine the electron configuration of neutral atoms.
Nomenclature: Covalent Compounds
Given descriptions, diagrams, or scenarios, students will write and name the chemical formulas of binary covalent compounds.
Ionic Bonds: Electron Dot Formulas
Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model ionic bonds using electron dot formulas.
Moles and Molar Mass
Given descriptions or chemical formula of a substance, students will use the concept of a mole to relate atomic mass to molar mass.
Types of Solutions: Saturated, Supersaturated, or Unsaturated
Given scenarios, graphs, diagrams, or illustrations, the student will determine the type of solution such as saturated, supersaturated, or unsaturated.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.
Cognates (English I Reading)
You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.
Synthesize Ideas and Details in Several Texts (English I Reading)
You will learn how to synthesize ideas and details in texts and support the connections with textual evidence.
Annotate for Meaning (English I Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Generate Ideas and Questions
You will learn strategies to help you generate questions and ideas about a topic.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English I Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.