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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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    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. 

  4. Laws of Exponents

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

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

  5. 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.

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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.

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    Going on an Expedition

    • Resource ID: TXLS127
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Science

    Students observe how dunes and canyons are created through agents of erosion by weathering and erosion.

  11. 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.

  12. Organizing Olympic Outcomes

    • Resource ID: TXLS095
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Students will explore frequency tables, dot plots, and stem and leaf plots by creating different representations from a given set of data points.

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    DNA Sequencing

    • Resource ID: TXLS128
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Science

    In this lesson, students will investigate how gene expression is a regulated process controlled by DNA and the interpretations of codons through translation.

  14. Roll With It

    • Resource ID: TXLS066
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Students will experience a hands-on lesson regarding ratios. While doing this, students will deepen their understanding of the concepts of ratios.

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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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    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.

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    Super Sequencing Strategies

    • Resource ID: TXLS049-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will explore the informational text structure of sequencing in multiple contexts, as a reader and a writer, in order to improve their comprehension of informational text and their ability to analyze the author’s purpose. They will make connections between sequencing and events in their everyday life and use pictures and time order words to write their own informational text using sequencing.

  20. Lines of Symmetry

    • Resource ID: TXLS107
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Students will work collaboratively with a partner to discover what is a line of symmetry.