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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.

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    Relative Adverbs | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS341
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A relative adverb is a word that talks about a place, time, or reason for something. Remember the three "w's": where, when, and why.
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    Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

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    Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS387
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.

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    Unforgettable Elephants

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

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    Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

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    Understanding Poetry

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

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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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    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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    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.