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    Sticky Note Summarizing

    • Resource ID: TXLS120-0
    • 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.

  2. Summarizing Expository Text

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

    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.

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    Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

    • Resource ID: TXLS100-0
    • 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.

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    Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

    • Resource ID: TXLS104-0
    • 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. Texas Lesson Study

    Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

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

    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.

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    Did You Get the "Text" Message?

    • Resource ID: TXLS079-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

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    Reading Between the Lines

    • Resource ID: TXLS068-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.        

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    Fun with First Drafts

    • Resource ID: TXLS086-0
    • 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.

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    Inferring with Dr. Seuss

    • Resource ID: TXLS025B-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will work collaboratively in groups as they practice their inferring skills using children’s literature books.

  10. Texas Lesson Study

    A Reader’s Survival Guide: Connecting and Synthesizing Ideas in Nonfiction Texts

    • Resource ID: TXLS024-0
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson is designed to teach students to synthesize and make connections between ideas within a text and with previous texts students have read.

  11. Remembering Leaders

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

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

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    The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    • Resource ID: TXLS063-0
    • 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. PBS Learning Media

    Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

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

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

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    Commercial: Pictures and Words

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

    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.

  15. PBS Learning Media

    Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

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

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

  16. PBS Learning Media

    A Clubhouse Mystery | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

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

    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!

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    Junk or Treasure: A Clubhouse Story | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

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

    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!

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    A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

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

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

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    Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

    • Resource ID: PBS428
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” 

  20. One Thing Leads to Another

    • Resource ID: TXLS208
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students apply their understanding of the text in order to retell the plot sequence.