1. 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.

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    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. 

  3. 9

    OnTRACK English II Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–7, and Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding and analysis. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Annotating to Deepen Understanding (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain deeper understanding of the text.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Applying Word Strategies: Multiple-Choice Review: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will apply what you learned in lessons 1–6 to improve your reading fluency and comprehension.

  10. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • 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.

  11. Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • 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.

  12. Annotate for Meaning (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • 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.

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    OnTRACK English II Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Analyze an Argument: Practice 1 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5P1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the quality, relevance, and credibility of evidence that supports or opposes an argument.

  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. Analyze Differences in Characters' Moral Dilemmas (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read works of fiction from various cultures and countries and analyze the differences in the characters' moral dilemmas.

  20. Diction and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L7
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the role of diction and tone in literary nonfiction such as speeches, essays, and other forms.