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. 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.

  3. Content Area Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK4
    • Grade Range: K–12
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    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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    Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.

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    Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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    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.

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    Organization Appropriate to Purpose, Audience, and Context

    • Resource ID: E1WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to write an essay that is organized appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.

  10. Teaching Sentence Skills

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples. 

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    Quadratics: Connecting Roots, Zeros, and x-Intercepts

    • Resource ID: A1M6L9
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Math

    Given a quadratic equation, the student will make connections among the solutions (roots) of the quadratic equation, the zeros of their related functions, and the horizontal intercepts (x-intercepts) of the graph of the function.

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    3.03 Pie Charts

    • Resource ID: SE131043
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Math

    In this video, students learn about pie charts and how to read and construct one.

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    3.04 Bar Charts

    • Resource ID: SE131044
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Math

    In this video, students learn about bar charts as well as how to read and construct one.

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    Applying the Laws of Exponents: Verbal/Symbolic

    • Resource ID: A1M6L10
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Math

    Given verbal and symbolic descriptions of problems involving exponents, the student will simplify the expressions using the laws of exponents.

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    Scientific Reasoning

    • Resource ID: SM0L14
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given information extracted from current events, news reports, journal articles, marketing, or promotional materials, students will evaluate the claims for validity.