• Resource ID: TXLS009-0
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Main Idea

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

    • Resource ID: TXLS166
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring: It’s a Beast!

    Using a digital forum, seventh-grade students will collaboratively generate authentic inferences about character motivation. Students will utilize textual evidence and draw from personal schema in order to make logical connections across multiple genres.

    • Resource ID: TXLS003-0
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS124-0
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Summarization Routine

    Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. The teacher will then 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: TXLS096
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!

    Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.

    • Resource ID: TXLS118-0
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Push Back, Pull Forward

    Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force, such as pushes and pulls.

    • Resource ID: TXLS123-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    Teacher will read How Spiders Got Eight Legs as a read-aloud. Students will write notes about what they think the moral is. Students will collaborate in groups to determine what they think the moral lesson is. Students will reread, highlight, and write the text evidence that identifies the moral lesson.

    • Resource ID: TXLS011A-0
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Texas Lesson Study

    Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Students then will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for Middle School

    This self-paced course is a foundational training module for science safety at the middle school level. The course provides middle school teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings. This course is designed to supplement a district or campus-led safety training that also includes hands-on training with safety equipment such as eye wash stations, fire blankets, lab equipment, etc. Districts and campuses should also plan for hands-on practice with students as they learn safety procedures in the science classroom. This course is managed by Region 4 (101-950): Texas Education Service Center. CPE credit is 3.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for Elementary School

    Science Safety Training for Elementary School provides foundational training modules for science safety at the elementary school level. Participants must complete the six course lessons, all lesson activities, and a final test. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn three continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: Science

    TEA Science Safety Training for High School

    This course is a self-paced foundational training module for science safety at the high school level. The course provides high school science, science elective, and CTE teachers an opportunity to review safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities that pertain to instructional settings.
    • Resource ID: TXLS001-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will debate the representation argument of the Constitutional Convention and create a compromise that addresses the concerns of both large states and small states (the Great Compromise). Then, students will connect this concept to the present-day system of government.

    • Resource ID: TXLS027-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will examine several items related to the First Amendment and respond to the teacher-created questions. Student groups will present their conclusions to the class.

    • Resource ID: TXLS078-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Santa Timeline Breakout

    Students collaborate and use critical thinking to analyze resources from informational texts of various disciplines and unlock a breakout box. Once the box is unlocked, students receive a final text to summarize.

    • Resource ID: TXLS161-0
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will critically read a primary source in order to identify and explain the impact of Washington’s Farewell Address.

    • Resource ID: TXLS051-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study 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: TXLS058-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Outlining Our Memory

    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.

    • Resource ID: TXLS060-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: Science

    Icon image Scientifically Magnetic!

    Students will review the steps of the scientific method and conduct an investigation that involves sorting magnetic and nonmagnetic objects.

    • Resource ID: TXLS229
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tackling Expository Text

    The students will read and summarize expository text using a graphic organizer to aid the process.

    • Resource ID: TXLS162
    • Grade Range: 12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image A Lesson in Kindness and Thematic Complexity

    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.