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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. Beginning Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for beginning reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support beginning reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  7. Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0005
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    These comprehension 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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).
     

  10. 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.

  11. Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0002
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Phonics is the relationship between the letters (graphemes) of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. These phonics 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.

  12. Promoting Vocabulary Development

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  13. Comprehension Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.