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    Write an Expository and/or Procedural Text (English 6 Writing)

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text with a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, transitions, appropriate facts, and details.

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    Analyze (Describe) Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

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    Write an Expository/Procedural Text from Several Sources

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that synthesizes ideas from several sources.

  4. Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

    • Resource ID: TXLS104
    • 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. 

  5. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

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    Prefixes & Suffixes

    • Resource ID: PBS374
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource group teaches students about some of the most common prefixes and suffixes and about the effects they have on the tenses and meanings of verbs.

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    Tips from the Playground: ER/EST

    • Resource ID: PBS372
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the uses and abilities of the suffixes "er" and "est." This resource verbally and visually demonstrates to students how these two suffixes function.

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    Commercial: Big Word

    • Resource ID: PBS430
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This commercial for "Bite Sized Word Bits Bar" teaches students how to break up large words into easy, syllable-based pieces. This resource teaches children spelling, decoding, and sight-reading habits and skills.

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    Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS383
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

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    Contrast Media’s Message with Traditional Text (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate how messages presented in media reflect social and cultural messages differently than in traditional texts.

  11. Fun with First Drafts

    • Resource ID: TXLS086
    • 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.

  12. The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    • Resource ID: TXLS063
    • 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.

  13. Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

    • Resource ID: TXLS100
    • 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.

  14. Sticky Note Summarizing

    • Resource ID: TXLS120
    • 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Summarizing with Sarah at the ER

    • Resource ID: TXLS099
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The purpose of this lesson is to sequence the events of a story chronologically and be able to summarize the major events. 

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    Adventures in Inferring

    • Resource ID: TXLS002
    • 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.

  18. My Version of the Three Little Pigs

    • Resource ID: TXLS157
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will create their own version of "The Three Little Pigs" using story elements on a Beginning, Middle, End (BME) story map. First, students will draft their story map with detailed pictures in sequential order, and then go back and add their words later. Once their story is completed, students will be able to retell their story to peers and their teacher.

  19. It's a Maniac Breakout

    • Resource ID: TXLS064
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will work together and problem-solve in a timed breakout session to gather clues and answer questions involving cause-and-effect, sequential, and comparative relationships in text. 

  20. Making an Inference

    • Resource ID: TXLS149
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The class will review previous  learning about how authors describe characters using speech, thoughts, effects on others, actions, looks (STEAL). Students will make annotations on an excerpt using the STEAL strategy. We will talk them through making a guided inference. Students will complete a short-answer response on chart paper with evidence and inference for the focus question.