1. 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.

  2. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • 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 (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.

  3. 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.

  4. Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

  5. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

  6. Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

  7. Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

  8. Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.

  9. Imagery and Figurative Language

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.

  10. Literary Nonfiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

  11. Understanding Drama

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

  12. Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0004
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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).
     

  13. 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.

  14. Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0003
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

  15. Explain the Influence of Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

  16. Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

  17. 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.

  18. Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0002
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

  19. Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonological Awareness for Grades K through 1

    • Resource ID: T2P0001
    • Grade Range: K–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Phonological awareness is the structure of oral language. It involves the awareness that oral language is comprised of sounds and the ability to manipulate these sound parts in various ways (blending, segmenting, deleting, adding, substituting).

  20. 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.