1. 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).

  2. Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0003
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension, language proficiency, and reading growth for all students.These vocabulary activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

  3. Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0002
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Phonics is the relationship between the letters (graphemes) of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. These phonics activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

  4. Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonological Awareness for Grades K through 1

    • Resource ID: T2P0001
    • Grade Range: K–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Phonological awareness is the structure of oral language. It involves the awareness that oral language is comprised of sounds and the ability to manipulate these sound parts in various ways (blending, segmenting, deleting, adding, substituting).

  5. Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0004
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Fluency is the ability to read text effortlessly, allowing the reader to concentrate on meaning. Fluency includes reading accurately, quickly, and with prosody (appropriate phrasing, expression, and attention to punctuation).
     

  6. Target 2% Research Briefs

    • Resource ID: T2P0006
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A collection of research briefs based on topics from results of the Target 2% survey and focus groups.

  7. 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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    Targeting the 2 Percent

    • Grade Range: K-5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource provides reading intervention lessons for teachers who work with students in grades K–5. Targeting the 2 Percent (T2%) aims to improve the instruction, content knowledge, and academic achievement of Texas students transitioning from assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). 

    For more information about this project and other materials available, visit the T2% Support Center

  9. Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 1: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_G1_AR
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Additional resources for Grade 1.

  10. Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0005
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    These comprehension activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

  11. Sign the Sing-A-Long Song | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS222
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Sign language transforms this popular nursery rhyme. This bilingual sing-along teaches "If you're happy and you know it" in English and Sign language.

  12. Firedog Freddie - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS273
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

    Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para entender las partes de una historia. Helen lee su cuento favorito de la niñez a Jake y Martha.

  13. T.D. Tells a Story - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

  14. Quincy's Letter Q Song | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS233
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A musical tale about the letter "Q" and a boy named Quincy on a quest to find a rare bird who lived in a nest. This resource focuses on vocabulary that starts with the letter "Q."

  15. Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

    • Resource ID: PBS223
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.

  16. What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    • Resource ID: PBS225
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille and many more.

  17. Paint-a-long - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS226
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELL Support

    Use this game with children to combine shapes to draw Peg, Cat, and all their friends. Peg can help children every step of the way as they use their paintbrush and different colors to draw snazzy shapes or colorful characters.

     

  18. ¡El Pollo! | StoryBlocks

    • Resource ID: PBS202
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELL Support

    La investigación muestra los bebés pueden reconocer que las palabras mucho antes de que puedan hablar. El uso de rimas hace que sea fácil de recordar palabras nuevas se introducen y presente. Estas rimas juguetonas repetición ayuda a que sus conexiones cerebrales del bebé's para crecer.

  19. R-Run | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS247
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Gym is in session! Today's activity: running. Running starts with the letter R. This resource focuses on letter recognition.

  20. I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children...