1. Close Reading of Prose: Practice 2 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read carefully in order to identify diction, tone, and irony, and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.

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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.

  3. Close Reading of Poetry: Practice 3 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read carefully in order to identify allusion, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism, and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.

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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.

  5. 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.

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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. 

  7. Applying Word Strategies: Multiple-Choice Review: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will apply what you learned in lessons 1–6 to improve your reading fluency and comprehension.

  8. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.

  9. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.

  10. Annotate for Meaning (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

  11. Analyze an Argument: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the quality, relevance, and credibility of evidence that supports or opposes an argument.

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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.

  13. Analyze Differences in Characters' Moral Dilemmas (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read works of fiction from various cultures and countries and analyze the differences in the characters' moral dilemmas.

  14. Diction and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L7
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the role of diction and tone in literary nonfiction such as speeches, essays, and other forms.

  15. Differentiate Among Empirical, Anecdotal, and Logical Evidence (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish among different kinds of evidence in a text that support conclusions and arguments in texts.

  16. Analyze How Author's Style and Syntax Support Meaning (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze how an author's style and syntax support meaning in a text.

  17. Analyze Shifts in Perspective in Informational and Persuasive Text (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain shifts in perspectives in the same argument and make decisions about support used in those arguments.

  18. Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to summarize a text and distinguish between a summary and a critique, identifying nonessential information in a summary, and unsubstantiated opinions in a critique.

  19. Synthesize Information in Charts and Graphs (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L7
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to synthesize information that you find in charts and graphs.

  20. 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.