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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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

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    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

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

    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. 

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Reading and Vocabulary Development Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 1 Lessons 1–6 and practice lesson. Students will understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Reading Comprehension Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice Lesson 1. Students compare and contrast differences in similar themes expressed in different time periods. Students synthesize and make logical connections between ideas and details in several texts selected to reflect a range of viewpoints on the same topic and support those findings with textual evidence.

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Text

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 3, Lessons 1–12, and Practice Lessons 1–3. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry, drama, fiction, and literary non-ficton, and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. 

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–7, and Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding and analysis. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: The Writing Process

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack English II Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–4. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing an Interpretive Response to an Expository or Literary Text

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1–3. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. 

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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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    English II Writing: Revision Strategies

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 7, Lessons 1–3 and Practice Lessons 1–3. Revise drafts to clarify meaning and achieve specific rhetorical purposes, consistency of tone, and logical organization.

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 1

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 1.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...

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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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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 2

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 2.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4-7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 3

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 3.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 4

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 4.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 5

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 5.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...