• 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.

    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment

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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.

    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment

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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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