1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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.

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

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

    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.

     

  5. Content Area Reading Instruction

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

    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.

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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.

  7. Unforgettable Elephants

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

  8. Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

  9. Comprehension Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  10. Promoting Vocabulary Development

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

  11. 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.

  12. Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

    • Resource ID: OTALAADMIN
    • Grade Range: 5–9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Texas Adolescent Academy Administrator Overview is designed to prepare school leaders to implement a schoolwide approach to reading intervention consistent with a response to intervention, or RtI, model. 

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Vocabulary Development

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students will learn how to understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

  14. Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

  15. Understanding New Vocabulary within Context

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Comprehension of Informational Text

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading Module 3, Lessons 1–5. Students will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about informational text.

  17. Maps and Satellite Imagery

    • Resource ID: S8M3L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    Given topographic maps and satellite views, students will interpret the maps to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.

  18. 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.

  19. Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 1

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

    The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies help prepare middle school teachers to design appropriate instruction for all students, including those who are struggling with reading due to limited English proficiency, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other risk factors for reading difficulties. The Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy contains seven units. Units 1–3 are designed for all teachers; Units 4–7 are more appropriate for English Language Arts teachers. Credit-bearing courses are available at the links below. This binder contains Unit 1.

    Tier I (Units 1–3)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA1+2016_T1...

    Tiers II/III (Units 4–7)

    http://www.texascourses.org/courses/course-v1:TexasGateway+TALA2+2016_T1...