• Resource ID: TXLS031
• Subject: Math

### How Does the Cookie Crumble?

Students will self-discover how to multiply mixed numbers by using background knowledge of estimation, computations, and real world application of a recipe.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Related to the Unit

In fifth grade, students will be able to multiply and divide whole numbers, which will lead into multiplication and division of decimals in sixth grade. That same year, they will model products and quotients of decimals to the hundredths place. This concrete model will lead them to a better understanding of the algorithm in fifth and sixth grade.

As fifth graders, students will model multiplication and division of a fraction and a whole number. The following year, students are expected to multiply and divide all types of fractions.

In addition, during sixth grade, students are introduced to integers (negative whole numbers) and will be able to model and solve all operations with integers. All of the skills previously stated will lead students to be able to perform all operations of rational numbers without models (positive and negative fractions, decimals, and whole numbers) in seventh grade.

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• Resource ID: TXLS037
• Subject: Math

### Solving Rational Equations

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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• Resource ID: TXLS125
• Subject: Math

### Rate of Change

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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• Resource ID: TXLS105
• Subject: Math

### Laws of Exponents

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

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• Resource ID: TXLS113
• Subject: Math

### Adding Fractions on a Number Line

Students will work collaboratively in small groups to create number lines, and then use those number lines to model a real-world situation.

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• Resource ID: TXLS051

### Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

Students will apply the comprehension strategy of text mapping by using a scroll to sequence and organize information. They also will describe the order of events using time order transition words.

• Resource ID: TXLS137

### Many Stripes of Inferring

Students will infer character feelings and motivations and support their inference with text evidence.

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• Resource ID: TXLS015

### Context Clues Are Out of This World!: Using Inference and Sentence-Level Context to Teach Unfamiliar Word Meanings

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

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• Resource ID: TXLS016

### Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

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.

• Resource ID: TXLS036

Students will infer, make predictions, and draw conclusions based on evidence in the text to figure out what an author is not saying directly.

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• Resource ID: TXLS141

### Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

This lesson teaches students to use the Get the Gist strategy to find the main idea of a section. Students will then put those Get the Gist statements together to begin a written summary of their text.

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• Resource ID: TXLS126

### Welcome to the Jungle!

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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• Resource ID: TXLS087A

### What's in a Name?

Students will participate in hands-on activities to extend their knowledge of the parts of speech.

• Resource ID: TXLS134

### Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

Students will discover the necessary components of a complete sentence and use the complete subject and complete predicate in their own writing through a process called ratiocination.

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• Resource ID: TXLS114

### Morphology Mania

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

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• Resource ID: TXLS119
• Subject: Math

### Analyzing Data Using a Dot Plot

Students will construct a dot plot using data collected on the faces of a cube after it is rolled. Students will then use a key to change the data to represent a larger population.

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• Resource ID: TXLS138

### Rolling into Compound Sentences

Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

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• Resource ID: TXLS086

### Fun with First Drafts

The lesson will support students’ writing a first draft of a personal narrative story by providing opportunities to listen to their previously recorded story, review their (graphic organizer) draft web, and add sticky notes with further details to their webs.

• Resource ID: TXLS014A