1. Texas Lesson Study

    Making Ten is Easy as Pie!

    • Resource ID: TXLS021
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will practice composing 10 by interacting with a counting story, playing a dice game with ten frames and response sheets, and participating in a small group to extend the learning with three addends.

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    Uses of Energy Lab

    • Resource ID: TXLS018
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Students will rotate through lab stations equipped with objects and videos as they explore the uses and conversion of five different types of energy.

  3. Equations and Inequalities

    • Resource ID: TXLS034
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Using a graphic organizer, students will write and solve a one-variable, two-step equation using the distributive property. They also will draw a picture and justify their solution.

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    Area of Composite Figures

    • Resource ID: TXLS012A
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will progress through performance tasks to strengthen their understanding of composite figures. During the performance tasks, students will refer to blueprints to find missing dimensions and solve for composite area. 

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    Compound Probability: Independent vs. Dependent Events

    • Resource ID: TXLS044
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will review steps for solving compound probability problems through an activity involving doughnuts. Students will then determine the difference between independent and dependent events through compound probability task cards. To encourage students to work through their struggle, students will rate themselves on a scale measuring effort and achievement at the end of the lesson.

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    Volume of Triangular Prisms

    • Resource ID: TXLS045
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will use hands-on manipulatives to discover the connection between the shape of the base and the height to determine the volume of a prism.

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    It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking

    • Resource ID: TXLS052
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will experiment with choosing tools to measure around a previously created pet habitat in preparation for choosing appropriately sized food bowls. Students will use a graphic organizer to record tools chosen and why they were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS011A
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Students then will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.

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    Comparing Fractional Parts

    • Resource ID: TXLS043
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    Students will participate in whole-group and small-group instruction as they collaborate and use manipulatives, visuals, and hands-on activities to explore fractional parts. Ultimately, students will understand that when dividing a whole into fractions, the smaller the fractional part, the greater the number of parts, and the larger the part, the fewer the number of parts.

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    Polygons and Quadrilaterals

    • Resource ID: TXLS121
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    Learners will engage in higher level thinking and student-centered activities by building on prior knowledge of geometry, actively listening to a polygon story, and applying the new vocabulary through various hands-on rotations.

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    Building a Watershed

    • Resource ID: TXLS122
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

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    Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    • Resource ID: TXLS123
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

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    Subtraction on the Move

    • Resource ID: TXLS140
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    The students will participate in a number talk focused on subtraction with the subtrahend of nine. Then they will be paired to rotate around the room working subtraction problems with and without regrouping.

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    Time Using the Z Method

    • Resource ID: TXLS042
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    In small groups, students will calculate elapsed time using the Z method. This method helps students better understand the importance of start time and end time when performing elapsed-time calculations.

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    Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

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

    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.

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    Area of Composite Figures

    • Resource ID: TXLS039
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Student groups will work collaboratively using the appropriate formulas to find the area of simple figures and combine the area of each shape to find the area of composite figures in real-world situations.

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    Push Back, Pull Forward

    • Resource ID: TXLS118
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Science

    Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force, such as pushes and pulls.

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    Summarization Routine

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

    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.

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    Save the Factory!

    • Resource ID: TXLS071
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Science

    Students will design an experiment to test the outcome of friction in force and motion. The students will create an inclined plane demonstrating their knowledge of mechanical energy and the effects of gravity on an object. Students will use previous knowledge of friction to complete their task of stopping their object. Critical thinking skills will be the focus of the lesson as students will have to utilize their scientific problem-solving skills to make decisions regarding their experiment.

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    Models of Multiplication

    • Resource ID: TXLS151
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using various multiplication strategies such as objects, pictorial models, arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, and number lines.