1. 6

    OnTRACK English I Reading: Reading and Vocabulary Development Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1–5 and Practice Lesson. Students will understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

  2. 5

    OnTRACK English I Reading: Reading Comprehension Across Genres

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 19

    OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Text

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 3, Lessons 1–13 and Practice Lessons. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

  6. 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.

  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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 10

    OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–8, Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. 

  11. 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.

  12. 3

    OnTRACK English I Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2, and Practice Lesson. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 4

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.