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. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

  3. 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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    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

    • Resource ID: OTALAADMIN
    • Grade Range: 5–9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Academy Administrator Overview is designed to prepare school leaders to implement a schoolwide approach to reading intervention consistent with a response to intervention, or RtI, model. 

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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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  11. 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 I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

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    Cognates (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.

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    Synthesize Ideas and Details in Several Texts (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize ideas and details in texts and support the connections with textual evidence.

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

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2P1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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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    Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 2 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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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    Generate Ideas and Questions

    • Resource ID: E1WrM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you generate questions and ideas about a topic.

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

    • Resource ID: E1WrM3L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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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    Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

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    Annotate for Meaning (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.