• 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.

    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment

    Click below to learn about the TEKS related to the unit and Research Lesson. The highlighted student expectation(s) is the chosen focus for the Research Lesson.

    • 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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS166
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring: It’s a Beast!

    Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS065
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Thesis Throwdown

    After students watch a brief video introducing thesis statements, they will create a class thesis statement checklist, use a prompt to write a personal thesis, compare theirs to others in their group while working to craft and revise a group thesis to present to the class after participating in a Gallery Walk where they provide and incorporate revision suggestions.

    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

    This course details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA).
    • CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I: Content Area Instructional Routines to Support Academic Literacy

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I builds knowledge and skills so teachers can effectively support the development of reading skills in adolescent students. The strategies presented in the course promote the implementation of effective reading instruction for all students across all content areas. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn nine CPE credits.
    • Resource ID: TSLP_6-12_S1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    thumb TSLP—6–12—Sustainability—S1—Self-evaluation of TSLP Implementation

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

    • Resource ID: 6ST&M
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Six Syllable Types and Morphology

    This set of videos is organized into two topics: Six Syllables Types and Morphology. The videos are edited from a six-hour professional development and may be used as a sequenced set of lessons or individually.

    • Resource ID: S7M2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Human Activity in Watersheds

    Given scenarios, descriptions, maps and illustrations, students will be able to model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed.

    • Resource ID: CM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8–12
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

    Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

    • Subject: Social Studies

    TEA AP® Macroeconomics

    AP® Macroeconomics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a typical one-semester Macroeconomics course. The text provides comprehensive coverage of economic principles, research, and impacts. AP® Macroeconomics has been designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP® Macroeconomics Framework, while allowing significant flexibility for instructors.

    Each section of the book also includes sections and assessments that aid in AP® test preparation. Content requirements for AP® Macroeconomics are prescribed by the College Board Publication: Advanced Placement Course in Macroeconomics.

    This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.

    • Resource ID: TXLS145
    • Grade Range: 13
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Catch Me If You Can—Retelling "The Gingerbread Man"

    Students retell or re-enact events in sequence from "The Gingerbread Man" using pictures.

    Re-telling of The Gingerbread Man using pictures