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    Solving Rational Equations

    • Resource ID: TXLS037
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: Math

    Students will discuss and formulate an equation to solve an engaging real-world problem. They will use manipulatives to describe how to find the common denominator they need to solve the equation. They will break up into groups and solve for a more complicated problem.

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    Reading Between the Lines

    • Resource ID: TXLS068
    • 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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    What's on the Menu?

    • Resource ID: TXLS110
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will practice solving one- and two-step problems in a simulated real-world situation by calculating the costs of different Thanksgiving dinners.

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    Finding Common Denominators

    • Resource ID: TXLS108
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Math

    Students will work collaboratively to explore and sketch solutions to real-world addition problems involving fractions with unlike denominators. Students will be given the opportunity to use manipulatives and participate in group discussions to reflect on their learning.

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    Did You Get the "Text" Message?

    • Resource ID: TXLS079
    • 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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    Morphology Mania

    • Resource ID: TXLS114
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will discover and use knowledge of Greek and Latin roots to determine the meaning of unknown words.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS129
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will look at a two-sided event with an open mind before forming an opinion.

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    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.

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    Rate of Change

    • Resource ID: TXLS125
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Math

    The students will determine the rate of change from tables and graphs by using the slope formula. The students will discover and interpret the real-world applications of rate of change. 

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    Super Sleuths SIP on Vocabulary: Using Sentences, Illustrations, and Prefixes/Suffixes to Make Meaning

    • Resource ID: TXLS109
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will learn strategies to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using the acronym SIP (sentence, illustration, prefixes/suffixes).

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    Make a Hit with Decimals

    • Resource ID: TXLS070
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will compare and order decimals using baseball batting statistics. Through discovery, students will determine the top six out of eleven players to be recruited for the school’s baseball team, present their findings, and explain reasons for their orderings. From students’ explanation, strategies for ordering decimals will be determined and used to adjust subsequent lessons.

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    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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    Give a Hoot . . . Fraction Scoot

    • Resource ID: TXLS133
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Math

    Students will add and subtract unlike denominators using pictorial models and manipulatives. During the lesson, they will use both group and independent work to build confidence as they use a variety of formative assessments to check for understanding. The final activity in the lesson has both application of the concepts being taught and a personal reflection of understanding. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

  16. Laws of Exponents

    • Resource ID: TXLS105
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Math

    Students will discover the laws of exponents using problem-solving skills.

  17. Author’s Purpose, Text Features, Informational Text, and Daily Three

    • Resource ID: TXLS193
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will follow the Daily Three structure to engage in mini-lessons regarding author’s purpose, text features, guided reading, work on writing, read to self, and word work. The students will also infer the author’s purpose for writing a book using a book order form.

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    Revising Sentences

    • Resource ID: TXLS013A-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will revise a simple sentence by copying it on a series of sticky notes and adding new words using glitter pens and star-shaped sticky notes















































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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.