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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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

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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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    OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–8, Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. 

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    OnTRACK English I Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2, and Practice Lesson. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.

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    OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Text

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 3, Lessons 1–13 and Practice Lessons. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

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    OnTRACK English I Reading: Reading Comprehension Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

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    OnTRACK English I Reading: Reading and Vocabulary Development Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1–5 and Practice Lesson. Students will understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: The Writing Process

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Short Story

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice 1. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1–4. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Persuasive Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 4, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 5, Lessons 1–4. 

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Persuasive Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 6, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write an argumentative essay to the appropriate audience.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revision Strategies

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 7, Lessons 1–3, Practice Lessons 1–5. Students revise drafts to improve style, word choice, figurative language, sentence variety, and subtlety of meaning after rethinking how well questions of purpose, audience, and genre have been addressed.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Editing

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 8, Lessons 1–9 and Practices 1–3. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions; spell correctly; and edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling.

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    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing: Personal Narrative

    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.

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    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading: New Vocabulary

    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading, Module 1. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 1

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 1.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...