• CPE credit is 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

    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.
    • CPE credit is 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Tiers II & III: Assessment and Instructional Routines for Reading Intervention

    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.
    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results

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

    TPRI Kindergarten Administration

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

    TPRI Grade 1 Administration

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

    TPRI Grade 2 Administration

    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.
    • Resource ID: TXLS112
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Explore Revising and Editing with some Classroom Adventure

    While “scooting” from one example to another, students will explore sentences in order to determine what end punctuation is necessary and why. Students will also collaborate to explore sentences in order to identify what edits are necessary and why.

    • Resource ID: TXLS094
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    "C" to the "E" Can't Conquer Me

    Students will explore cause and effect relationships by creating different representations of a cause or an effect from a given scenario.

    • Resource ID: TXLS226
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Summarizing Expository Text

    The students will watch the teacher model how to create a summary, and then work in groups to create a summary from an expository text.

    • Resource ID: TXLS179
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Remembering Leaders

    Students will read expository text, categorize findings, and reformulate the text into an obituary.

    • Resource ID: TXLS229
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tackling Expository Text

    The students will read and summarize expository text using a graphic organizer to aid the process.

    • Resource ID: TXLS195
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Retelling with Confidence

    Students learn how to use the pictures in their books to retell a story in sequence. The teacher models how to use the pictures to retell the story Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. The students and teacher complete a graphic organizer using picture representations from the book. The graphic organizer is a frame for all the elements of a strong retell and requires students to include new vocabulary; the characters and setting; and the beginning, middle, and end of the book, Stellaluna. Students will apply the picture retell strategy by completing a graphic organizer for their own book and retelling the story to peers and their teacher.

    • Resource ID: TXLS208
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    One Thing Leads to Another

    Students apply their understanding of the text in order to retell the plot sequence.
     

    • Resource ID: TXLS193
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Author’s Purpose, Text Features, Informational Text, and Daily Three

    Students will follow the Daily Three structure to engage in mini-lessons regarding author’s purpose, text features, guided reading, work on writing, read to self, and word work. The students will also infer the author’s purpose for writing a book using a book order form.

    • Resource ID: TXLS022A
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Revision Stations

    This lesson is designed to isolate and develop specific skills in use of language, organization, and idea development in order to help students become better writers. Students will work through six different stations to practice each writing skill and then go back into their own writing to make revisions.

     

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    • Resource ID: TXLS161
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will critically read a primary source in order to identify and explain the impact of Washington’s Farewell Address.

    • Resource ID: TXLS001
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

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    Students will debate the representation argument of the Constitutional Convention and create a compromise that addresses the concerns of both large states and small states (the Great Compromise). Then, students will connect this concept to the present-day system of government.

    • Resource ID: TXLS011A
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Texas Lesson Study

    Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Then, students will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.

    • Resource ID: TXLS023
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Lesson Study Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    This lesson is designed to teach students to make complex inferences, choose specific text evidence that strongly supports the inference, and develop a coherent explanation of how the evidence strongly supports the validity of the idea within the genre of poetry.

     

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

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

    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.