• 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: E3RsM4L04
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Documenting Sources and Writing a Bibliography/Works Cited (English III Research )

    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.

    • Resource ID: E3RsM5L01
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Strengthening Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Organization (English III Research)

    You will learn revision strategies you can use to strengthen your introduction and body of your paper.

    • 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: 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: 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.

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Promoting Vocabulary Development

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Comprehension Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: AAQ_01
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Asking and Answering Questions

    The Asking and Answering Professional Development provides strategies to teach students how to ask and answer questions more effectively to improve comprehension in the classroom and on standardized assessments such as the STAAR. 

    • Resource ID: DI&SIT
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Determining Importance & Summarizing Informational Text

    Determining importance and summarizing is a complicated task for many readers. This professional development provides participants with instructional scaffolds that will help students comprehend informational text. 

    • Resource ID: PBS328
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Strategies

    This resource group teaches students a wide variety of reading strategies. It touches on such issues as careful reading and follow-through, context clues, capitalization, transition words, features of printed text, and the relationship between text and illustration.

    • Resource ID: PBS329
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Words from the Wild: R

    Jahreese identifies words containing the letter "r" around his neighborhood in Harlem. This resource teaches reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.

    • Resource ID: PBS331
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Road Trip—Long U

    Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

    • Resource ID: PBS333
    • Grade Range: 2–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Martha's Memory—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    Help children understand point of view in storytelling and build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha and friends discuss what the words "certain" and "sure" mean, and Martha shares her version of how a game they played ended.

    • Resource ID: PBS334
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Martha's Perspective—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha defines the word perspective.
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