1. How to Read and Analyze a Short Story (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L10
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze a short story using your knowledge of literary and poetic devices.

  2. Reading for Author’s Purpose (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L3
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to identify the author’s purpose for writing as you read a variety of texts.

  3. How to Read and Analyze a Poem (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L09
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze a poem using your knowledge of literary and poetic devices.

  4. How to Read and Analyze an Essay (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L11
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze an essay using your knowledge of literary devices and strategies.

  5. Reading and Writing to a Prompt (English III Reading and Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L5
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn skills necessary for reading and writing to a prompt.

  6. Reading for Main Idea and Supporting Ideas (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to find and analyze the main idea and supporting ideas in a variety of texts.

  7. 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 Grade 7 English Reading: New Vocabulary

    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading, Module 1. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

  9. Annotating to Deepen Understanding (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

  11. 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.

  12. Summarizing Texts of Varying Lengths (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L7
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use strategies to help you summarize texts of different lengths.

  13. Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine or clarify the meaning of words using context within a sentence and in larger sections of text.

  15. Diction and Tone (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to make decisions about an author’s word choice or diction in order to discover the author’s tone(s).

  16. Making Connections Between a Text and Current and Historical Events (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L8
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to use strategies that help you make connections between a text and events that happened in the past, as well as events that are happening now.

  17. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • 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 to support the findings with textual evidence.

  18. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Arguments, i.e., Identify Fallacies (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you determine whether a written argument is logical and/or valid.

  19. Identifying Rhetorical Devices in Arguments to Aid Understanding (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify strategies authors use in order to make their arguments more easily understood.

  20. Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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