1. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

  2. 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.

  3. Understanding New Vocabulary within Context

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

  7. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • 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 and support with textual evidence.

  8. Maps and Satellite Imagery

    • Resource ID: S8M3L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given topographic maps and satellite views, students will interpret the maps to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.

  9. Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.

  10. Understanding Poetry

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

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

  11. Analyze Linear Plot Developments in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use the elements of linear plot development to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved.

  12. Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository text that synthesizes ideas.

  13. Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a persuasive text that includes a clear thesis with a position.

  14. Poetic Forms

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

  15. Characters and Staging in Drama

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

  16. Simile and Metaphor

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.

  17. Capitalization

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct capitalization.

  18. Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

  19. Spelling

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.

  20. Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support your understanding.