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

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

    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.

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

    Teaching Sentence Skills

    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. 

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5

    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.

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

    ELPS logo icon ELPS Instructional Tool

    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.

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

    ELPS logo icon ELPS Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide (LIAG)

    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).

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

    logo Write for Texas Overview Video

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

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    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.

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    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.

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

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

    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).

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5

    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).
     

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Research Briefs

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

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

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

    Sheltered Instruction Training Series

    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).

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

    Beginning Reading Instruction

    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.

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

    Promoting Vocabulary Development

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

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

    Comprehension Instruction

    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.

    • Resource ID: LAA_G3_AR
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 3: Additional Resources

    Grade 3 additional resources.

    • Resource ID: AAQ_01
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Asking and Answering Questions

    The Asking and Answering Professional Development provides strategies to teach students how to ask and answer questions more effectively to improve comprehension in the classroom and on standardized assessments such as the STAAR. 

    • Resource ID: DI&SIT
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Determining Importance & Summarizing Informational Text

    Determining importance and summarizing is a complicated task for many readers. This professional development provides participants with instructional scaffolds that will help students comprehend informational text. 

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Here Is the Beehive

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.