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

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

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    Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

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

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    Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

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

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    Imagery and Figurative Language

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

    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.

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    Literary Nonfiction

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

    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.

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    Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Leadership—L2—Matching Instruction to Needs

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_L2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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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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    TSLP—0-SE–Leadership—L4—Instructional Leadership

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_L4
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Leadership—L5—Communication Between Home and School

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_L5
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Assessment Lesson 1—A1 and A2: Observation and Assessment

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_A1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Assessment Lesson 2—A1 and A2: Appropriate Assessment Tools

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_A2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Standards-based Instruction—SBI 1—State Guidelines

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_SBI1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Standards-based Instruction—SBI 3—Receptive Language Skills

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_SBI3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.

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    TSLP—0–SE—Standards-based Instruction—SBI 4—Expressive Language Skills

    • Resource ID: TSLP_0-SE_SBI4
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The goal of the Texas State Literacy Plan (TSLP) is to ensure that every Texas child is strategically prepared for the literacy demands of college or career by high school graduation.