1. Close Reading of Prose: Practice 1 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3P1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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 2 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will read carefully in order to identify allusion, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism and to evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.

  3. Annotate for Meaning (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2P1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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.

  6. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 2 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM2P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • 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. Applying Word Study Strategies (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1P1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will apply what you learned in previous lessons, (1) Linguistic Roots and Affixes, (2) Denotation and Connotation, (3) Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words, (4) Cognates, and (5) Reference Materials, to improve your fluency and comprehension.

  8. Irony, Sarcasm, Paradox (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L7
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify and explain the purpose of irony, sarcasm, and paradox in a text.

  9. Diction and Tone (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the diction in a text and discover the author's tone.

  10. 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.

  11. Differentiate Between Substantiated and Unsubstantiated Opinions in a Text (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to differentiate between supported and unsupported opinions in a text.

  12. Importance of Figurative Language: Practice 3 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3P3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read a text and understand how the figurative language of a literary work contributes to its historical and cultural setting.

  13. Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize a text in contrast to writing a critique that takes a position.

  14. Understatement/Overstatement (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L6
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize and explain the purpose of understatement and overstatement in a text.

  15. Cognates (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.

  16. Narrator’s Point of View (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L12
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize how the narrator's point of view shapes a short story.

  17. Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will become acquainted with the origins and meanings of foreign words and phrases frequently used in English texts.

  18. Imagery: Simile and Metaphor (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the similes and metaphors in a text and evaluate their importance to the meaning of the text.

  19. Dramatic Irony (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L9
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize dramatic irony and explain how it functions in a play.

  20. Analyze Graphical Sources: Practice 2 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the factual, quantitative, and technical data in graphs and charts.