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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Beginning Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.

  19. Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.

  20. Compare and Contrast Similar Themes Across Time Periods (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to compare and contrast similar themes from different genres and different time periods.