1. Rhyming

    • Resource ID: TXLS013
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will model how to recognize rhyming words by hearing them, seeing them, reading them, and writing them. Then the students will practice hearing, seeing, reading, and writing “at” word family words.

  2. 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.

  3. TPRI Kindergarten Administration

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    In this course, you will learn the purpose of the Texas Primary Reading Instrument (TPRI), discover when and how to administer the TPRI, and practice giving parts of the assessment. The course explains what is included in the TPRI kit and what it assesses.
  4. Context Clues Are Out of This World!: Using Inference and Sentence-Level Context to Teach Unfamiliar Word Meanings

    • Resource ID: TXLS015
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will introduce context clues using visuals by reading the book Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Then, students will use textual evidence to find the meaning of unfamiliar words via direct teach and group collaboration.

  5. Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson will scaffold students into the reading strategy of finding textual evidence. They will be able to “zoom out,” or read before and after the unknown word, to construct meaning using context.

  6. How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    • Resource ID: TXLS003
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The students will identify characteristics of characters from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, explain why the characters are foils to each other, and use text evidence to support their understanding.

  7. Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: Making Complex Inferences

    • Resource ID: TXLS022
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will learn how to activate their curiosity and use questioning strategies to make complex inferences and connections across texts.

  8. Outlining Our Memory

    • Resource ID: TXLS058
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.

  9. Main Idea

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

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

  10. Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    • Resource ID: TXLS007
    • 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.

  11. Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    • Resource ID: TXLS023
    • 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.

  12. Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

  13. Sign the Sing-A-Long Song | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS222
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Sign language transforms this popular nursery rhyme. This bilingual sing-along teaches "If you're happy and you know it" in English and Sign language.

  14. Firedog Freddie - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS273
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

    Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para entender las partes de una historia. Helen lee su cuento favorito de la niñez a Jake y Martha.

  15. T.D. Tells a Story - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

  16. Quincy's Letter Q Song | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS233
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A musical tale about the letter "Q" and a boy named Quincy on a quest to find a rare bird who lived in a nest. This resource focuses on vocabulary that starts with the letter "Q."

  17. 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.

  18. What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    • Resource ID: PBS225
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille and many more.

  19. R-Run | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS247
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Gym is in session! Today's activity: running. Running starts with the letter R. This resource focuses on letter recognition.

  20. I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children...