• Resource ID: TXLS042
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Time Using the Z Method

    In small groups, students will calculate elapsed time using the Z method. This method helps students better understand the importance of start time and end time when performing elapsed-time calculations.

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

    Icon image What's on the Menu?

    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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    • Resource ID: TXLS033
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: Math

    Texas Lesson Study Dividing Fractions

    Students will model dividing unit fractions and whole numbers.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS044
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Texas Lesson Study Compound Probability: Independent vs. Dependent Events

    Students will review steps for solving compound probability problems through an activity involving doughnuts. Students will then determine the difference between independent and dependent events through compound probability task cards. To encourage students to work through their struggle, students will rate themselves on a scale measuring effort and achievement at the end of the lesson.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS104
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarizing as a Reading Strategy

    Students work collaboratively using reading and comprehension skills to demonstrate their mastery of summarizing a text or piece of literature. 

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

    TXLS Logo Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: Making Complex Inferences

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

     

    • Resource ID: TXLS064
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image It's a Maniac Breakout

    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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    • Resource ID: TXLS052
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: Math

    Texas Lesson Study It’s All About the Bend, No Breaking

    Students will experiment with choosing tools to measure around a previously created pet habitat in preparation for choosing appropriately sized food bowls. Students will use a graphic organizer to record tools chosen and to explain why those tools were or were not a good choice for continuous measurement.

    • Resource ID: TXLS140
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Subtraction on the Move

    The students will participate in a number talk focused on subtraction with the subtrahend of nine. Then they will be paired to rotate around the room working subtraction problems with and without regrouping.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS121
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Polygons and Quadrilaterals

    Learners will engage in higher level thinking and student-centered activities by building on prior knowledge of geometry, actively listening to a polygon story, and applying the new vocabulary through various hands-on rotations.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS136
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Let's Talk Turkey

    Students will work collaboratively to apply different strategies such as pictorial representations, part-part-whole, number sentences, and open number lines to solve Thanksgiving-themed one-step and multi-step word problems.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS151
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Models of Multiplication

    Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using various multiplication strategies such as objects, pictorial models, arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, and number lines.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS010
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Math

    TXLS Logo Distributive Property

    Students break an array apart to represent the sum of two multiplication facts, showing the distributive property.

    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit

    As we looked at the vertical alignment document document available to teachers through the Texas Education Agency and regional TEKS resource pages, it became evident why students struggle with this standard. The skills and knowledge within this standard are not addressed in the second grade TEKS. Students are also required to use multiple skills to correctly calculate the answer using the distributive property. The chosen standard is identified as a third grade readiness standard, which means that the intent is to help students develop a deep understanding of how to effectively use these skills in mathematics. This deep understanding is desired to help students at the fourth grade level since the standard is identified as a supporting standard.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS039
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Area of Composite Figures

    Student groups will work collaboratively using the appropriate formulas to find the area of simple figures and combine the area of each shape to find the area of composite figures in real-world situations.

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    • Resource ID: TXLS098
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: Math

    Icon image Diagramming Dinosaurs

    Students will use a verbal representation to explore a constant rate of change in the size of dinosaurs over a period of time and represent their data by graphing.

    • Resource ID: TXLS124
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarization Routine

    Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. Then, the teacher will have students practice in partners and have students share. Next, students will try writing a summary of their own. Students will use the rubric created by the teacher to make sure they have met the requirements of a well-written summary.

    • Resource ID: TXLS026
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: Math

    TXLS Logo Up, Up, and Away

    Students will determine an appropriate tabular/graphic/formulaic linear solution given 3 sets of data points.

    • Resource ID: TXLS002
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Adventures in Inferring

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

    Icon image Finding Common Denominators

    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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    • Resource ID: TXLS032
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Planning a Draft

    Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students toward using critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers.