• Resource ID: PBS412
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Marvin K. Mooney Activity

    In this activity, students get to combine the world of literacy and physical movement! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, students listen carefully 

    • Resource ID: PBS421
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Waddle

    Get your students up and moving in this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity that connects literacy, creativity and movement! Students act out different animals in the book “Waddle” as the teacher reads aloud. 

    • Resource ID: PBS354
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Music Video: Reading with Feeling

    The Burnham Brothers sing "Reading with Feeling," a song explaining the importance of reading with the feelings ascribed to the characters and events. This resource teaches reading techniques and fluency.

    • 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.

    • 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: 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.

    • 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: 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.

    • 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.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to determine or clarify the meaning of words using context within a sentence and in larger sections of text.