1. Theories

    • Resource ID: SM0L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given laboratory investigation scenarios, students will distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories.

  2. Moon Phases

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0047
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Tier I resource for instruction on the lunar phases.

  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. How to Read and Analyze a Poem (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L09
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze a poem using your knowledge of literary and poetic devices.

  5. Embedding Direct Quotations and Incorporating Indirect Quotations (English III Writing and Research)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM3L04
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson is the same as English III: Research Strand, Module 3, Lesson 4: You will learn the appropriate formats for including direct and indirect quotations in your research paper.

  6. 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. 

  7. Paradox (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L08
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify a paradox and evaluate its purpose.

  8. How to Read and Analyze an Essay (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L11
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze an essay using your knowledge of literary devices and strategies.

  9. 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. 

  10. Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0079
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.

  11. Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Participants

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0080
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource is available to participants of the Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2. The purpose of the resource is to provide participants with the training materials and documents associated with the training.

  12. Write for Texas Overview Video

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

  15. 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).
     

  16. 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.

  17. Asking and Answering Questions

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

    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. 

  18. Determining Importance & Summarizing Informational Text

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

    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. 

  19. Six Syllable Types and Morphology

    • Resource ID: 6ST&M
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This set of videos is organized into two topics: Six Syllables Types and Morphology. The videos are edited from a six-hour professional development and may be used as a sequenced set of lessons or individually.

  20. TSLP—K–5—Effective Instructional Framework—E3—Tier II Intervention

    • Resource ID: TSLP_K-5_E3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.