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

    TXLS Logo 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.

     

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

    Icon image It's a Maniac Breakout

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

    Icon image Summarization Routine

    Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. Then, the teacher will 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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS002
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Adventures in Inferring

    Students will infer the message the author is trying to convey using schema and evidence from the text. Readers use this strategy, known as making inferences, to think about what they are reading.

    Students progress from a surface-level understanding of text to a deeper understanding by processing and expressing details and examples to support their understanding of observations through background knowledge and textual evidence.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS032
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Planning a Draft

    Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students toward using critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS078
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Santa Timeline Breakout

    Students collaborate and critically-think to analyze resources from informational texts of various disciplines and unlock a breakout box. Once the box is unlocked, students receive a final text to summarize.

    • Resource ID: TXLS058
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Outlining Our Memory

    Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.

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

    TXLS Logo Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    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.

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

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Rally

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

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

    Texas Lesson Study Super Sequencing Strategies

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS059
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Earth: A Tilted Affair

    After a brief review of direct and indirect sunlight, students will arrange heat maps and globes around a drawing of the Sun based on the tilt of Earth and how it affects Earth’s temperature.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS028
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Science

    TXLS Logo Motion Pictures

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of motion representation using distance vs. time graphs. Students will recognize labeling of axes, steepness related to speed, horizontal lines as non-motion, and downward slope as return to origin.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS127
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Going on an Expedition

    Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

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

    Texas Lesson Study Uses of Energy Lab

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

     

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

    Icon image Save the Factory!

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

    Icon image Push Back, Pull Forward

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS060
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Scientifically Magnetic!

    Students will review the steps of the scientific method and conduct an investigation that involves sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic objects.

    • Resource ID: TXLS128
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image DNA Sequencing

    In this lesson, students will investigate how gene expression is a regulated process controlled by DNA and the interpretations of codons through translation.

    • Resource ID: TXLS135
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Convergent Plate Boundaries

    Students will design and test models that will identify crustal features formed by convergent plate boundaries.

    • Resource ID: TXLS006
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    TXLS Logo Full Speed Ahead

    Students will use hover pucks to measure speed over a distance of six meters. Once speed has been calculated, students will determine velocity using the same data. Finally, students will be able to label all points of acceleration.