• Resource ID: TXLS100
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Put on Your Detective Cap: Making Inferences

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS120
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Sticky Note Summarizing

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS172
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Inference in the Real World: Using Clues to Identify Key Details

    Students will actively read as a critical component; they will infer in expository text.

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

    Icon image Inferring with Dr. Seuss

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

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    • Resource ID: TXLS009
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Main Idea

    Students will identify supporting details and the main idea in a passage.

    • Resource ID: TXLS123
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    Teacher will read How Spiders Got Eight Legs as a read-aloud. Students will write notes about what they think the moral is. Students will collaborate in groups to determine what they think the moral lesson is. Students will reread, highlight, and write the text evidence that identifies the moral lesson.

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

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

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

     

     

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

    Icon image A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

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

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

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

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

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

    Icon image My Version of the Three Little Pigs

    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.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS170
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Open House: Challenger Oaks—Geometry by Design

    Teachers will engage their students in classifying 2-dimensional shapes through a real-world experience. Students will review, design, and use technology as they classify figures using common attributes.

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

    Icon image Inferring Through Imagery and Figurative Language

    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.

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

    Icon image Making an Inference

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS166
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring: It’s a Beast!

    Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres. 

    • Resource ID: TXLS165
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Multiplication at the Market

    Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using concrete objects, pictorial models, arrays, and equal groups.

    • Resource ID: TXLS065
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Thesis Throwdown

    After students watch a brief video introducing thesis statements, they will create a class thesis statement checklist, use a prompt to write a personal thesis, compare theirs to others in their group while working to craft and revise a group thesis to present to the class after participating in a Gallery Walk where they provide and incorporate revision suggestions.

    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

    This course details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA).
    • Resource ID: TXLS056
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Humpty Dumpty's Mystery Fall

    Students will listen to the story of Humpty Dumpty and share what they know about the nursery rhyme character. Then, they will help solve the math mystery of Humpty Dumpty and determine the number of broken eggs by finding the missing addend.

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    • CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I: Content Area Instructional Routines to Support Academic Literacy

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I builds knowledge and skills so teachers can effectively support the development of reading skills in adolescent students. The strategies presented in the course promote the implementation of effective reading instruction for all students across all content areas. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn nine CPE credits.