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

    Texas Lesson Study Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

    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.

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

    TXLS Logo Many Stripes of Inferring

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

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

    The teacher will introduce context clues using visuals by reading the book Baloney (Henry P.) by John Sciezka 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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    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    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.

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

    Icon image Being a Reading Detective

    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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    • Resource ID: TXLS141
    • 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.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS126
    • Grade Range: 3
    • 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.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS087A
    • 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: TXLS134
    • 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.

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

    TXLS logo Morphology Mania

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

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

    Icon image Rolling into Compound Sentences

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

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

    Icon image Fun with First Drafts

    The lesson will support students’ writing 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: TXLS014A
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study The Battle Between Editing and Revising

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS068
    • 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.