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    What's in a Name?

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

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

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    Revision Stations

    • Resource ID: TXLS022A-0
    • 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.

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    Sticky Note Summarizing

    • Resource ID: TXLS120-0
    • 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.

  4. Summarizing Expository Text

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

    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.

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    Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

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

    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.

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    Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

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

    Students work collaboratively using reading and comprehension skills to demonstrate their mastery of summarizing a text or piece of literature. 

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    Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

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

    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.

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    Did You Get the "Text" Message?

    • Resource ID: TXLS079-0
    • 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.

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    Reading Between the Lines

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

    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.        

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    Fun with First Drafts

    • Resource ID: TXLS086-0
    • 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.

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    Inferring with Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Remembering Leaders

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

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

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    The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    • Resource ID: TXLS063-0
    • 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.

  15. One Thing Leads to Another

    • Resource ID: TXLS208
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students apply their understanding of the text in order to retell the plot sequence.

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    Consonant Blends

    • Resource ID: TXLS074-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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