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    Adventures in Inferring

    • Resource ID: TXLS002-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will infer the message the author is trying to convey using schema and evidence from the text. Readers use this strategy, known as making inferences, to think about what they are reading.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       Students progress from a surface-level understanding of text to a deeper understanding by processing and expressing details and examples to support their understanding of observations through background knowledge and textual evidence.

     

     

     

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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.

  4. 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.