• CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I: Content Area Instructional Routines to Support Academic Literacy

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tier I builds knowledge and skills so teachers can effectively support the development of reading skills in adolescent students. The strategies presented in the course promote the implementation of effective reading instruction for all students across all content areas. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn nine CPE credits.
    • CPE credit is 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tiers II & III: Assessment and Instructional Routines for Reading Intervention

    The Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (TALA) prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who struggle with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. This series of resources (Tiers II & III) includes a diagnostic and progress-monitoring instrument along with guidance for intensive interventions targeting the needs of struggling adolescent readers.
    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

    This course details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA).
    • Resource ID: TXLS032-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Planning a Draft

    Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students to use critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers.

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TPRI Kindergarten Administration

    In this course, you will learn the purpose of the Texas Primary Reading Instrument (TPRI), discover when and how to administer the TPRI, and practice giving parts of the assessment. The course explains what is included in the TPRI kit and what it assesses.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TPRI Grade 1 Administration

    In this course, you will learn the purpose of the Texas Primary Reading Instrument (TPRI), discover when and how to administer the TPRI, and practice giving parts of the assessment. The course explains what is included in the TPRI kit and what it assesses.
    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TPRI Grade 2 Administration

    In this course, you will learn the purpose of the Texas Primary Reading Instrument (TPRI), discover when and how to administer the TPRI, and practice giving parts of the assessment. The course explains what is included in the TPRI kit and what it assesses.
    • Resource ID: TXLS013-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Rhyming

    The teacher will model how to recognize rhyming words by hearing them, seeing them, reading them, and writing them. Then the students will practice hearing, seeing, reading, and writing “at” word family words.

    • Resource ID: TXLS157
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image My Version of the Three Little Pigs

    Students will create their own version of "The Three Little Pigs" using story elements on a Beginning, Middle, End (BME) story map. First, students will draft their story map with detailed pictures in sequential order, and then go back and add their words later. Once their story is completed, students will be able to retell their story to peers and their teacher.

    • Resource ID: TXLS163
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image The Adventures of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny

    Students will compare and contrast Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too by utilizing various types of Venn Diagrams to analyze different literary elements.

    • Resource ID: TXLS149
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Making an Inference

    The class will review previous  learning about how authors describe characters using speech, thoughts, effects on others, actions, looks (STEAL). Students will make annotations on an excerpt using the STEAL strategy. We will talk them through making a guided inference. Students will complete a short-answer response on chart paper with evidence and inference for the focus question.

    • Resource ID: TXLS129
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will look at a two-sided event with an open mind before forming an opinion.

    • Resource ID: TXLS109
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Super Sleuths SIP on Vocabulary: Using Sentences, Illustrations, and Prefixes/Suffixes to Make Meaning

    Students will learn strategies to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words using the acronym SIP (sentence, illustration, prefixes/suffixes).
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS193
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Author’s Purpose, Text Features, Informational Text, and Daily Three

    Students will follow the Daily Three structure to engage in mini-lessons regarding author’s purpose, text features, guided reading, work on writing, read to self, and word work. The students will also infer the author’s purpose for writing a book using a book order form.

    • Resource ID: TXLS013A-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revising Sentences

    Students will revise a simple sentence by copying it on a series of sticky notes and adding new words using glitter pens and star-shaped sticky notes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS150
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image Inferring Through Imagery and Figurative Language

    Students rotate to four posters which contain a single stanza from a common poem ("Digging" by Seamus Heaney ), marking key literary elements (imagery, diction, figurative language) before rotating to explain the connotation of the words and phrases selected by the previous group. After text marking, students regroup to discuss the inferential connections between literary terms and their connotative meaning to theorize thematic meaning within the poem.

    • Resource ID: TXLS112
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Explore Revising and Editing with some Classroom Adventure

    While “scooting” from one example to another, students will explore sentences in order to determine what end punctuation is necessary and why. Students will also collaborate to explore sentences in order to identify what edits are necessary and why.

    • Resource ID: TXLS007-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    TXLS Logo Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    Students will compare a contemporary version of "The Three Little Pigs" to a traditional version with respect to characters, setting, and plot. In a small group, students will analyze story elements on a t-chart to determine which parts of the stories are the same and which are different.

    • Resource ID: TXLS049-0
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Super Sequencing Strategies

    Students will explore the informational text structure of sequencing in multiple contexts, as a reader and a writer, in order to improve their comprehension of informational text and their ability to analyze the author’s purpose. They will make connections between sequencing and events in their everyday life and use pictures and time order words to write their own informational text using sequencing.

    • Resource ID: TXLS094
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    "C" to the "E" Can't Conquer Me

    Students will explore cause and effect relationships by creating different representations of a cause or an effect from a given scenario.