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

    Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

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

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

    Beginning Reading Instruction

    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.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text (English 7 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.

    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading: New Vocabulary

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

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

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language (English 7 Reading)

    You will be able to identify figurative language and understand how it creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Literary Nonfiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to describe the structural and substantive differences between an autobiography or diary and a fictional adaptation of it.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to describe multiple themes in fiction, analyze how place and time influence the theme, and make complex inferences.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

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

    • Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    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.

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

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

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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn to explain the function of the graphical components of a text and evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

    • Resource ID: REDBK4
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    Content Area Reading Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for content area reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

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

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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    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.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text while distinguishing factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 7 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.