• Resource ID: TXLS087A-0
    • 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: TXLS022A-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Stations

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS120-0
    • 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: TXLS226
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Summarizing Expository Text

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS100-0
    • 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: TXLS104-0
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

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

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

    Texas Lesson Study Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS079-0
    • 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: TXLS068-0
    • 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: TXLS086-0
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Fun with First Drafts

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS025B-0
    • 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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS024-0
    • 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: TXLS179
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Remembering Leaders

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS063-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

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

    • Resource ID: PBS223
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

    This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.

    • Resource ID: PBS351
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Commercial: Pictures and Words

    This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in storytelling.
    Screen reader support enabled.

    • Resource ID: PBS369
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

    Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

    • Resource ID: PBS422
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media A Clubhouse Mystery | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

    In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!

    • Resource ID: PBS425
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

    In this clip from IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, DanBot thinks Dan Wardell’s stuff is useless junk and gets rid of it! Dan teaches DanBot how seemingly useless junk can be repurposed or reused in valuable ways!

    • Resource ID: PBS427
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

    This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores the many roles of a gardener through a short, fun poem.