TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3

TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
TOTALLY TEXAS Bundle for Grades 2-3
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  1. Take a tour of the people, places, symbols, and geography of the Lone Star State with the seven cross-curricular activities in the Teaching Texas Activity Pack for Grades 2-3. Cross-Curricular Activities Included:Every Texan Counts is a Texas-themed poem (with follow-up comprehension questions) tha
  2. Introduce your young learners to the men and women who shaped Texas history (and meet your TEKS standards) with Ten Texas Heroes. Featured Historic Figures:Stephen F. Austin, the Father of TexasJane Long, the Mother of TexasWilliam Barret Travis, Commander of the AlamoDavy Crockett, King of the Wild
  3. Introduce your young learners to the leaders who opened up new opportunities for women (and meet your TEKS standards) with Ten Texas Women (20th Century Trailblazers). Featured Women:Bessie Coleman, Stunt-Flying AviatrixCarrie Marcus Neiman, Southern Style-SetterBabe Didrikson Zaharias, Fun-Loving C
  4. Explore Texas history and cultural heritage—beginning with Spain’s 300-year rule—with The Stories Behind the Six Flags of Texas, a printable Cut-and-Glue Cultures book. People and Places Vocabulary:David G. Burnet, Cabeza de Vaca, Estevanico, France, Sam Houston, Karankawa, La Salle, Matagorda Bay,
  5. Explore the history of one of the world most iconic flags—The Texas Lone Star. The Story Behind the Texas Flag introduces students to historic Texas flags. Featured Historic Flags:Come and Take It flagDodson flag, the first Lone StarLorenzo de Zavalla flagStephen F. Austin flagBurnet flag, the first
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T IS FOR TEXAS (State Symbols Dictionary)
Bundle Description

Have fun meeting your TEKS standards—and save 25%—with the Totally Texas Bundle for Grades 2-3. This Texas-sized pack of resources contains five books, including a free bonus book, and seven cross-curricular activities that highlight the historic leaders, symbols, flag, and geography of the Lone Star state.

Books Included:

  • The Stories Behind the Six Flags of Texas explains the history of Texas, beginning with Spain’s 300-year rule, and includes cut-and-glue flags for students to match on each page.
  • The Story Behind the Texas Flag focuses on five flags that were used/proposed prior to the adoption of today’s Lone Star flag.
  • Ten Texas Heroes introduces children to ten men and women—Stephen F. Austin, David G. Burnet, Sarah Horton Cockrell, Davy Crockett, Estevanico, Cabeza de Vaca, La Salle, Lorenzo de Zavala, Sam Houston, Jane Long, José Navarro, Texas Rangers, William Barret Travis, Emily West—who shaped Texas history.
  • Ten Texas Women highlights the accomplishments of ten women—Bessie Coleman, Carrie Marcus Neiman, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Lady Bird Johnson, Mary Kay Ash, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Laura Bush, and Selena Quintanilla-Perez— who blazed trails in the 20th century.

Activities Included:

  • Every Texan Counts is a Texas-themed poem (with follow-up comprehension questions) that uses the word “count” in two ways—counting things and counting on one another—to illustrate homonyms.
  • Lone Star Symbols is a crossword puzzle that features 15 common and not-so-common Texas symbols.
  • My Home State is a poem (with follow-up comprehension questions) about the people, places and things found in Texas.
  • The Mockingbird-Monarch Venn Diagram uses cut-and-glue labels to compare and contrast the characteristics of birds and insects.
  • The Texas Glyph is a fun way to learn about Texas symbols and landmarks, as children follow directions to create individual pictures based on their own Texas experiences.
  • The Texas Regions Puzzle highlights the seven regions of Texas with a cut-and-glue format.
  • The Texas Symbols Word Search contains the names of 12 state symbols.

Free Bonus Book:

  • T Is for Texas, from the Science and Social Studies Dictionary Series, explores the official symbols of the Lone Star state with traceable vocabulary words to boost retention, fun facts to engage young readers, and original, high-definition illustrations.

State Symbols Vocabulary:

Alamo, bluebonnet, cowboy, dinosaur, Enchanted Rock, flag, gem, horned lizard, insect, jalapeño, Kemp’s Ridley, longhorn, mockingbird, nine-banded, oven, pan de campo, quarter horse, rodeo, state seal, Texas toad, USS Texas, vehicle, whelk, siX flags, yellow (rose of Texas), Zavalla

Additional Vocabulary Words and Phrases:

constitution, independence, revolution, Union Jack, Washington-on-the-Brazos

Targeted Skills:

  • Identifying Texas state symbols, including historic flags of Texas
  • Identifying contributions of historic Texas figures
  • Identifying early Texas explorers
  • Describing influences on Texas culture
  • Identifying Texas geographic regions
  • Identifying rhyming word pairs
  • Following written directions
  • Creating a glyph
  • Critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting
  • Building content-area literacy in social studies
  • Reading fluency and comprehension

Sample Pages: Please see the preview for sample pages from the bundle. To see additional images, click on the individual title links below.

Technical Info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip folder. Each resource is illustrated with original, high-resolution drawings.

Unsure About the Grade Level? Compare this activity pack with the Totally Texas Bundle for GR K-1.


Additional Texas Resources:

FREE- Texas State Symbols Matching Cards

FREE- Texas State Symbols Poster Pack

I Live in Texas Activity Book

The Texas Flag/La Bandera de Texas (bilingual)


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