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

    • CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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.
  2. Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tiers II & III: Assessment and Instructional Routines for Reading Intervention

    • CPE credit is 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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.
  3. Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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).
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    Planning a Draft

    • Resource ID: TXLS032-0
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

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    How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters

    • Resource ID: TXLS003
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The students will identify characteristics of characters from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, explain why the characters are foils to each other, and use text evidence to support their understanding.

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    Main Idea

    • Resource ID: TXLS009
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will identify supporting details and the main idea in a passage.

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    Outlining Our Memory

    • Resource ID: TXLS058
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.

  8. TPRI Kindergarten Administration

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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.
  9. TPRI Grade 1 Administration

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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.
  10. TPRI Grade 2 Administration

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    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.
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    Rhyming

    • Resource ID: TXLS013-0
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

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    Text Evidence and the Moral Lesson

    • Resource ID: TXLS123
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Teacher will read How Spiders Got Eight Legs as a read-aloud. Students will write notes about what they think the moral is. Students will collaborate in groups to determine what they think the moral lesson is. Students will reread, highlight, and write the text evidence that identifies the moral lesson.

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    Navigating Informational Text with Text Mapping

    • Resource ID: TXLS051
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will apply the comprehension strategy of text mapping by using a scroll to sequence and organize information. They also will describe the order of events using time order transition words.

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    Summarization Routine

    • Resource ID: TXLS124
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Teacher will teach the routine of summarization by modeling with a short passage. The teacher will then have students practice in partners and have students share. Next, students will try writing a summary of their own. Students will use the rubric created by the teacher to make sure they have met the requirements of a well-written summary.

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    My Version of the Three Little Pigs

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

    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.

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    The Adventures of Trixie and Knuffle Bunny

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

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

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    Making an Inference

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

    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.

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    Consonant Blends

    • Resource ID: TXLS074
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will focus on initial blends using multiple opportunities for multisensory responses to recognize, sort, and blend sounds.

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    Santa Timeline Breakout

    • Resource ID: TXLS078
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students collaborate and use critical thinking to analyze resources from informational texts of various disciplines and unlock a breakout box. Once the box is unlocked, students receive a final text to summarize.

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

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

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