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

    Icon image Welcome to the Jungle!

    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.

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

    Icon image Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

    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.

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

    Icon image Summarizing with Sarah at the ER

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

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

    Icon image Rolling into Compound Sentences

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

    • Resource ID: TXLS064-0
    • 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. 

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

    Icon image Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS022-0
    • 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: TXLS087A-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image What's in a Name?

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

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

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Stations

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS120-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Sticky Note Summarizing

    Students will determine the important parts of a story and recognize and compose an individual summary by using color-coordinated sticky notes and the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST) strategy. Students will practice correctly identifying the parts of the SWBST strategy during a read-aloud. Students will work in groups and read a short story together, identify key components, and compose a written summary. Students will demonstrate their ability to recognize a good summary by writing two components of summarization on an exit ticket.

    • Resource ID: TXLS226
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Summarizing Expository Text

    The students will watch the teacher model how to create a summary, and then work in groups to create a summary from an expository text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS100-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

    Students pretend to be detectives while being presented with various pictorial and textual clues that lead them to make an overall inference about what happened on Tuesday.

    • Resource ID: TXLS104-0
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image 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. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS023-0
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study 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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS079-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Did You Get the "Text" Message?

    Students will work independently and collaboratively to recognize the theme within a variety of texts. Students will create theme topics and theme statements from texts read.

    • Resource ID: TXLS068-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Reading Between the Lines

    In this lesson, students will expand their critical thinking skills by making inferences found in a short film and listening to a literary fictional text on tablets. Working collaboratively in groups, students will create anchor charts to demonstrate their understanding of making inferences and present their detailed anchor charts to their classmates.        

    • Resource ID: TXLS086-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Fun with First Drafts

    The lesson will support students’ writing of a first draft of a personal narrative story by providing opportunities to listen to their previously recorded story, review their (graphic organizer) draft web, and add sticky notes with further details to their webs.

    • Resource ID: TXLS025B-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring with Dr. Seuss

    Students will work collaboratively in groups as they practice their inferring skills using children’s literature books.

    • Resource ID: TXLS024-0
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study A Reader’s Survival Guide: Connecting and Synthesizing Ideas in Nonfiction Texts

    This lesson is designed to teach students to synthesize and make connections between ideas within a text and with previous texts students have read.

    • Resource ID: TXLS179
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Remembering Leaders

    Students will read expository text, categorize findings, and reformulate the text into an obituary.