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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5

    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.

    • 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: T2P0003
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    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.

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

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    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.

    • Resource ID: T2P0004
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    T2 Logo Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5

    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).
     

    • Resource ID: T2P0006
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    T2 Logo Target 2% Research Briefs

    A collection of research briefs based on topics from results of the Target 2% survey and focus groups.

    • 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.