1. Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    • Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

  2. Teaching Sentence Skills

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples. 

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    Write for Texas Overview Video

    • Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

  4. Beginning Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for beginning reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support beginning reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  5. Promoting Vocabulary Development

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  6. Comprehension Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

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    ELPS Instructional Tool

    • Resource ID: ELPS-IT01
    • Grade Range: 3–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Instructional Tool outlines how to plan focused, targeted, and systematic instruction to meet the linguistic needs of ELLs identified at the beginning and intermediate proficiency levels in grade 3 or higher.

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    ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)

    • Resource ID: ELPS-LIAG01
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    The ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG) is designed to help teachers gather information needed to ensure that classroom instruction meets the individual academic and linguistic needs of English language learners (ELLs).

  9. Sheltered Instruction Training Series

    • Resource ID: SI001
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELL Support

    Sheltered instruction is an instructional approach that uses various strategies to ensure that grade-level instruction provided in English addresses both content and language objectives. This resource introduces the Sheltered Instruction Training Series (20 CPE hours).

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    Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.

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    Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.

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    Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.

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    Capitalization (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L6
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct capitalization.

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    Spelling (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L8
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct spelling.

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    Grammar (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L9
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to edit for correct grammar.

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    Strategies for Editing: Practice Lesson 1

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

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    Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM2L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.

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    Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM2L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.

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    Commentary on Quotations from Text in an Interpretive Response (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that uses embedded quotations to provide evidence in your response to an expository or a literary text.

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    Analyze Use of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that analyzes an author's use of stylistic or rhetorical devices.