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

    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • 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.

  2. Learning the Two-Step Equation

    • Resource ID: TXLS038
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Students will physically represent an array, a strip diagram, and an equation before working collaboratively in small groups to create these three models using a word problem.

  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.

  4. Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

    • Resource ID: TXLS134
    • 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.

  5. Being a Reading Detective

    • Resource ID: TXLS036
    • 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.

  6. Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

    • Resource ID: TXLS141
    • 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.

  7. Revising Sentences

    • Resource ID: TXLS013A
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will revise a simple sentence by copying it on a series of sticky notes and adding new words using glitter pens and star-shaped sticky notes.

  8. Rolling into Compound Sentences

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

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

  9. Revision Rally

    • Resource ID: TXLS048
    • 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Does Paper Have Volume?

    • Resource ID: TXLS029
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

  12. Discovering the Ratio of Pi

    • Resource ID: TXLS031A
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Students will discover the ratio of pi by relating the circumference to the diameter of various circles. Students will use this ratio to approximate the formulas for circumference.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. 

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Super Sequencing Strategies

    • Resource ID: TXLS049
    • 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.