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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 4

    • 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 4.

    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...

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 5

    • 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 5.

    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...

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    Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Unit 7

    • 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 7.

    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...

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    Targeting the 2 Percent

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

    This resource provides reading intervention lessons for teachers who work with students in grades K–5. Targeting the 2 Percent (T2%) aims to improve the instruction, content knowledge, and academic achievement of Texas students transitioning from assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). 

    For more information about this project and other materials available, visit the T2% Support Center

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: The Writing Process

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1–4. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Persuasive Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 4, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 5, Lessons 1–4. 

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: The Writing Process

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing an Interpretive Response to an Expository or Literary Text

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1–3. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. 

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    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing: Personal Narrative

    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.

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    Teaching Revising and Editing Skills

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

    This binder presents instructional practices that support content-area learning, with specific strategies for teaching the thinking skills, processes, and knowledge needed to effectively revise and edit written texts. Some of the content is from the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Focus on Writing professional development.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Short Story

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice 1. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.

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    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Persuasive Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 6, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write an argumentative essay to the appropriate audience.

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    OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack English II Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–4. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

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    English II Writing: Revision Strategies

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 7, Lessons 1–3 and Practice Lessons 1–3. Revise drafts to clarify meaning and achieve specific rhetorical purposes, consistency of tone, and logical organization.

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    Teaching Expository and Persuasive Texts

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

    This resource presents instructional writing practices that support content-area learning with specific strategies for teaching the thinking skills, processes, and knowledge needed to effectively write a variety of expository and persuasive texts in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Some of the content is from the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Focus on Writing professional development.

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    Teaching Personal Narrative Texts

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

    This resource presents instructional writing practices that support content-area learning, with specific strategies for teaching the thinking skills, processes, and knowledge needed to effectively write personal narrative texts. Some of the content is from the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Focus on Writing professional development.

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Writing

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Writing, Module 1 Lessons 1–9. Students will learn how to write literary texts, personal narratives, expository/procedural texts, and persuasive tests.

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Editing

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Writing, Module 2, Lesson 1. Students will learn to revise drafts for word choice, consistenc, transitions, and effective sentence strategies. OnTRACK Grade 8 English Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1-7. Students will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Students will learn the function of the conventions of academic language and will learn how to use these conventions when speaking and writing.