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    A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

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

    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.

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    Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

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

    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.

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    Super Sequencing Strategies

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

    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.

  4. "C" to the "E" Can't Conquer Me

    • Resource ID: TXLS094
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will explore cause and effect relationships by creating different representations of a cause or an effect from a given scenario.

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    Revision Rally

    • Resource ID: TXLS048-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will use the ARMS (add, remove, move, and substitute words and phrases) revision strategy to revise a procedural passage.

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    Many Stripes of Inferring

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

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

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    Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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    Being a Reading Detective

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

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

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    Morphology Mania

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

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

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    The Battle Between Editing and Revising

    • Resource ID: TXLS014A-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will apply revision strategies to mentor texts. They also will have the opportunity to create a new book.

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    Welcome to the Jungle!

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

    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.

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    Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

    • Resource ID: TXLS134-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will discover the necessary components of a complete sentence and use the complete subject and complete predicate in their own writing through a process called ratiocination.

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    Summarizing with Sarah at the ER

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

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

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    Rolling into Compound Sentences

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

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

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    It's a Maniac Breakout

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

    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. 

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    Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

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

    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.

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    Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: Making Complex Inferences

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

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

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    What's in a Name?

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

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

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    Revision Stations

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

    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.