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Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 1

  • Subject(s): ELA & Reading
  • Grade Range: 5 - 12
  • Release date: 06-28-2016
  • Tags: Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy, TALA, Schoolwide Approach to Reading Intervention, schoolwide, reading intervention, reading, adolescent literacy, instruction, Effective Instruction, effective, Vocabulary Instructional Routines, vocabulary, Selecting Words, pronunciation, Pronouncing and Defining Words, defining, non examples, Generating Examples and Non Examples, examples, Comprehension Instructional Routines, comprehension, Building Background Knowledge with Anticipation-Reaction Guides, background knowledge, anticipation-reaction, main ideas, Identifying Main Ideas in Text, Writing Summaries, summaries


The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 1.

Tier I (Units 1–3)


Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)



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