1. 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.

  2. Here Is the Beehive

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

  3. Proper Case of Pronouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS343
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Pronoun case is determined by how we use the pronoun in a sentence. There are three ways: subjective, when the pronoun does something; objective, when something is done to our pronoun;

  4. Comic Cam: Expressive Reading

    • Resource ID: PBS368
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Jennifer Barber introduces the different characters she created for her stories when she was seven years old. She reads one of her stories using different voices to differentiate between the three characters. 

  5. Activity: Awesome Alliteration | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS381
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This WordGirl lesson focuses on alliteration. Students will generate a list of alliterative words, then write an original poem using those words

  6. Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS388
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb and by itself contains a complete thought. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

  7. How to Capitalize Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS409
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Capitalizing titles of books, movies, etc. can be tricky at first glance, but is easy to figure out. Remember to capitalize the first word, last word, and any important words within the title.

  8. Wheel of Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS460
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade video is similar to Wheel of Fortune. Students are chosen to spin the Wheel of Fitness and perform the exercise shown. 

  9. Using Commas and Quotations | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS410
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Quotations and commas are two very useful punctuation tools that indicate dialogue and brief pausing in sentences. Learn how to use them correctly!

  10. Season Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS454
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons 

  11. 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.

  12. I Love Words | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS257
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Abby Cadabby sings a song about words she loves.

  13. Revision Stations

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

    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.

  14. Inferring with Dr. Seuss

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

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

  15. The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    • Resource ID: TXLS063
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will identify and apply characteristics of an alphabetical letter (mystery letter Hh) through various hands-on activities and cooperative group work.

  16. Consonant Blends

    • Resource ID: TXLS074
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will focus on initial blends using multiple opportunities for multisensory responses to recognize, sort, and blend sounds.

  17. Fun with First Drafts

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

    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.

  18. Santa Timeline Breakout

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

    Students collaborate and use critical thinking 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.


  19. Did You Get the "Text" Message?

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

    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.

  20. Sticky Note Summarizing

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

    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.