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.

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    Reading for Author’s Purpose (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L3
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to identify the author’s purpose for writing as you read a variety of texts.

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    Reading and Writing to a Prompt (English III Reading and Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L5
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn skills necessary for reading and writing to a prompt.

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    Summarizing Texts of Varying Lengths (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L7
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use strategies to help you summarize texts of different lengths.

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    Making Connections Between a Text and Current and Historical Events (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L8
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to use strategies that help you make connections between a text and events that happened in the past, as well as events that are happening now.

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    Imagery (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L03
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this lesson, you will be able to identify the imagery in a text and evaluate its effectiveness.

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    Dialect (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L6
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to determine why a character’s dialect may contribute to the meaning of the text.

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    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.

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    Writing a Topic Proposal (English III Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM1L01
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a topic proposal that addresses your topic, purpose, and audience.

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    Writing to a Particular Audience and Purpose (English III Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM1L02
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn various rhetorical strategies you can use in writing for a particular audience and purpose.

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    Gaining Understanding and Information from Introductory Material, Headings, and Other Division Markers in Texts (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to look at introductory material, headings, and other subdivisions to gain an understanding and an overview of the text’s organization.

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    Developing a Thesis and Introduction (English III Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM3L01
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a thesis statement that explains your position about a topic.

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    Organizing the Structure of a Paper (English III Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM3L02
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to organize your essay with relevant evidence that supports your thesis.

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    Editing for Proper Voice, Tense, and Syntax (English III Writing and Research)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM5L01
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will practice checking for proper voice, tense, and syntax.

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    Annotating to Deepen Understanding (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain deeper understanding of the text.

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    Documenting Sources and Writing a Bibliography/Works Cited (English III Research )

    • Resource ID: E3RsM4L04
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to cite your sources in the body of your research paper and write a works cited page according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual.

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    Being an Effective Listener in a Group Discussion (English III Listening)

    • Resource ID: E3LnM1L05
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn the skills necessary to become an effective listener in a group setting.

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    Paraphrasing While Listening and Taking Notes (English III Listening)

    • Resource ID: E3LnM1L04
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to paraphrase a speaker's remarks in the process of your note taking.

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    Learning How to Listen and Take Effective Notes (English III Listening)

    • Resource ID: E3LnM1L03
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to become a critical listener and learn to take notes in the process.

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    Strengthening Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Organization (English III Research)

    • Resource ID: E3RsM5L01
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn revision strategies you can use to strengthen your introduction and body of your paper.