• Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    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.

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Teaching Sentence Skills

    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. 

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L05
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Style and Syntax (English III Reading)

    You will be able to evaluate the authors’ style and syntax, and evaluate how effective style and syntax are to the overall meaning of the text.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language

    Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Literary Nonfiction

    You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.

    • Resource ID: OTALAADMIN
    • Grade Range: 5–9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies logo Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

    The Texas Adolescent Academy Administrator Overview is designed to prepare school leaders to implement a schoolwide approach to reading intervention consistent with a response to intervention, or RtI, model. 

    • Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    logo Write for Texas Overview Video

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write an Expository and/or Procedural Text (English 6 Writing)

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text with a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, transitions, appropriate facts, and details.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

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

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

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

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze (Describe) Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write an Expository/Procedural Text from Several Sources

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that synthesizes ideas from several sources.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    You will learn how the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

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

    Beginning Reading Instruction

    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.