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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    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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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    Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.

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    Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.

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    Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.

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    Capitalization (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L6
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct capitalization.

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    Spelling (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L8
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct spelling.

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    Grammar (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8L9
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to edit for correct grammar.

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    Strategies for Editing: Practice Lesson 1

    • Resource ID: E2WrM8P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

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    Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM2L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.

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    Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM2L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.

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    Commentary on Quotations from Text in an Interpretive Response (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that uses embedded quotations to provide evidence in your response to an expository or a literary text.

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    Analyze Use of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that analyzes an author's use of stylistic or rhetorical devices.

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    Writing the Persuasive Essay: Counterarguments Based on Evidence (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM4L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay including counter-arguments that anticipate objections.

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    Analysis of Relative Values of Specific Data, Facts, and Ideas (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM4L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the value of specific data, facts, and ideas to include in an essay.

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    Revising the Expository/Procedural Essay: Effective Introduction and Conclusion (e.g., controlling idea/thesis) (English II Writing)

    • Resource ID: E2WrM5L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies for revising an essay so that it contains an effective introduction, conclusion, and controlling idea or thesis.