1. 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.

  2. Organization Appropriate to Purpose, Audience, and Context

    • Resource ID: E1WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that is organized appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

  6. Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

  7. Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

  8. Understanding Poetry (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  9. Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to describe multiple themes in fiction, analyze how place and time influence the theme, and make complex inferences.

  10. Imagery and Figurative Language (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify figurative language and understand how it creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.

  11. Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

  12. Literary Nonfiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to describe the structural and substantive differences between an autobiography or diary and a fictional adaptation of it.

  13. Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning

  14. Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to explain the function of the graphical components of a text and evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

  15. Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

  16. Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

  17. Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

  18. Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

  19. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

  20. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.