1. Dichotomous Keys Murder Mystery

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0038
    • Grade Range: 7–12
    • Subject: Science

    A resource for the instruction of (7)(11)(A) involving the use of dichotomous keys for identification.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Implementing the ELPS in Mathematics

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELL Support
    The Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, §74.4 requires all content area teachers to support English language learners’ (ELLs) development of content and language as they are an integral part of the required curriculum. This course is designed to show how implementing of the ELPS cross-curricular student expectations and linguistic accommodations promotes content and language acquisition in a mathematics lesson.
  5. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

  6. PBS Learning Media

    Prefixes & Suffixes

    • Resource ID: PBS374
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource group teaches students about some of the most common prefixes and suffixes and about the effects they have on the tenses and meanings of verbs.

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    Tips from the Playground: ER/EST

    • Resource ID: PBS372
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the uses and abilities of the suffixes "er" and "est." This resource verbally and visually demonstrates to students how these two suffixes function.

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    Commercial: Big Word

    • Resource ID: PBS430
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This commercial for "Bite Sized Word Bits Bar" teaches students how to break up large words into easy, syllable-based pieces. This resource teaches children spelling, decoding, and sight-reading habits and skills.

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    Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS383
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

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    Contrast Media’s Message with Traditional Text (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate how messages presented in media reflect social and cultural messages differently than in traditional texts.

  11. Fun with First Drafts

    • Resource ID: TXLS086
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The lesson will support students’ writing of 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.

  12. The Characteristics of the Mystery Letter "H"

    • Resource ID: TXLS063
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will identify and apply characteristics of an alphabetical letter (mystery letter Hh) through various hands-on activities and cooperative group work.