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    Welcome to the Jungle!

    • Resource ID: TXLS126
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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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    Inferring Through Imagery and Figurative Language

    • Resource ID: TXLS150
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

  3. Explore Revising and Editing with some Classroom Adventure

    • Resource ID: TXLS112
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    While “scooting” from one example to another, students will explore sentences in order to determine what end punctuation is necessary and why. Students will also collaborate to explore sentences in order to identify what edits are necessary and why.

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    A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

    • Resource ID: TXLS162
    • Grade Range: 12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students explore their internal definition of kindness, using visual and textual evidence to collaboratively expand that definition, perform a close reading of a poem. Students then use internal text to express the author’s complex and subtle thematic message.

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    Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    • Resource ID: TXLS007-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a contemporary version of "The Three Little Pigs" to a traditional version with respect to characters, setting, and plot. In a small group, students will analyze story elements on a t-chart to determine which parts of the stories are the same and which are different.

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    Revision Rally

    • Resource ID: TXLS048-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will use the ARMS (add, remove, move, and substitute words and phrases) revision strategy to revise a procedural passage.

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    Super Sequencing Strategies

    • Resource ID: TXLS049-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will explore the informational text structure of sequencing in multiple contexts, as a reader and a writer, in order to improve their comprehension of informational text and their ability to analyze the author’s purpose. They will make connections between sequencing and events in their everyday life and use pictures and time order words to write their own informational text using sequencing.

  8. "C" to the "E" Can't Conquer Me

    • Resource ID: TXLS094
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will explore cause and effect relationships by creating different representations of a cause or an effect from a given scenario.