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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.
2 Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results
This binder details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA). These materials are available for view only; no credit or certificate is provided.
Uncovering Tone in Poetry
Students will interpret the tone of a poem, cite text evidence to justify their response, and research a synonym for the word they chose to expand their understanding of Tier 2 vocabulary.
Students will analyze one of four ways to incorporate grammar and syntax into their everyday language through the use of technological instruction. Once students have comprehended their grammatical type, they will practice among their peers to master and share the lesson (grammar rule) in a Jigsaw activity.
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.
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.
Themes in Hamlet
Students will make inferences about themes from the play, use textual evidence from the play to support their inferences using the CASE model, and will make a praise and criticism for peer answers.
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.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
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Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry
This lesson is designed to teach students to make complex inferences, choose specific text evidence that strongly supports the inference, and develop a coherent explanation of how the evidence strongly supports the validity of the idea within the genre of poetry.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit
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Lesson 2.1: Inquiry-Based Learning
This resource introduced inquiry-based learning. It also discusses building the scientific literacy of CTE students.
Lesson 2.2: Incorporating the Scientific Practices
This resource discusses incorporating the five scientific practices outlined in the TEKS into a CTE lesson.
Lesson 2.3: Following the Six Essential Elements
This resource walks through the six essential elements of a science-enhanced CTE lesson.
Lesson 2.4: Collaborate with Others to Develop Multidisciplinary Curriculum
This resource discusses why collaboration is essential to integrating science into a CTE lesson and who to turn to for collaboration.
Lesson 1.1: Curriculum Integration
This resource explains what it means to integrate math into CTE curriculum. It alwo explains the goals and benefits of using an integrated approach to teaching math to CTE students.
Lesson 1.3: Elements of an Effective Math-Integrated Lesson
This resource explains the seven essential elements of an effective math-enhanced CTE lesson as identified by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE).
Lesson 1.2: Math in Real-World and Real-Work Situations
This resource explores the role of math in our everyday lives and looks at ways to enhance math within the context of a real-world situation, and then within the context of a CTE lesson for a real-work connection.
Lesson 1.1: Curriculum Integration
This resource explains what it means to integrate science into CTE curriculum. It also explains the goals and benefits of using a contextualized instruction approach to teaching science to CTE students.
Lesson 1.2: Scientific Practices
This lesson introduces the eight scientific practices and how they can be integrated into CTE curriculum.
Lesson 1.3: Core Principles
This lesson provides some core principles for integrating science into CTE curriculum.