• 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: TXLS027
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    TXLS Logo

    Students will examine several items related to the First Amendment and respond to the teacher-created questions. Student groups will present their conclusions to the class.

    • 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. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS079
    • 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: TXLS100
    • 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: TXLS120
    • 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: TXLS172
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Inference in the Real World: Using Clues to Identify Key Details

    Students will actively read as a critical component; they will infer in expository text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS025B
    • 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.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS009
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Main Idea

    Students will identify supporting details and the main idea in a passage.

    • Resource ID: TXLS123
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    Teacher will read How Spiders Got Eight Legs as a read-aloud. Students will write notes about what they think the moral is. Students will collaborate in groups to determine what they think the moral lesson is. Students will reread, highlight, and write the text evidence that identifies the moral lesson.

    • Resource ID: TXLS024
    • 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: TXLS162
    • Grade Range: 12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

    Students explore their internal definition of kindness, using visual and textual evidence to collaboratively expand that definition and perform a close reading of a poem. Students then use internal text to express the author’s complex and subtle thematic message.

    • Resource ID: TXLS109
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Super Sleuths SIP on Vocabulary: Using Sentences, Illustrations, and Prefixes/Suffixes to Make Meaning

    Students will learn strategies to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using the acronym SIP (sentence, illustration, prefixes/suffixes).

    • Resource ID: TXLS157
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image My Version of the Three Little Pigs

    Students will create their own version of "The Three Little Pigs" using story elements on a Beginning, Middle, End (BME) story map. First, students will draft their story map with detailed pictures in sequential order, and then go back and add their words later. Once their story is completed, students will be able to retell their story to peers and their teacher.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS150
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring Through Imagery and Figurative Language

    Students rotate to four posters which contain a single stanza from a common poem (“Digging” by Seamus Heaney), marking key literary elements (imagery, diction, figurative language) before rotating to explain the connotation of the words and phrases selected by the previous group. After text marking, students regroup to discuss the inferential connections between literary terms and their connotative meaning to theorize thematic meaning within the poem.

    • Resource ID: TXLS149
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Making an Inference

    The class will review previous  learning about how authors describe characters using speech, thoughts, effects on others, actions, looks (STEAL). Students will make annotations on an excerpt using the STEAL strategy. We will talk them through making a guided inference. Students will complete a short-answer response on chart paper with evidence and inference for the focus question.