1. 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.

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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.

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

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

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

  4. Content Area Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK4
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    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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    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.

  6. Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  7. Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.

  8. Compare and Contrast Similar Themes Across Time Periods (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to compare and contrast similar themes from different genres and different time periods.

  9. Synthesize Ideas and Details in Various Texts (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze different texts with differing viewpoints over the same topic, synthesizing those ideas and details and supporting your findings with textual evidence.

  10. Contrast Media’s Message with Traditional Text (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate how messages presented in media reflect social and cultural messages differently than in traditional texts.

  11. Analyze Graphical Sources: Practice 2 (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5P2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the factual, quantitative, and technical data in graphs and charts.

  12. Context Clues and Analogies (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to find the meaning of words through analogy and other word relationships.

  13. Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words and Phrases (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will become acquainted with the origins and meanings of foreign words and phrases frequently used in English texts.

  14. Reference Materials (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries) Printed and Electronic (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L6
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauri in order to determine meanings of words and phrases, including their denotations, connotations, and etymologies.

  15. Meter and Rhyme (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to analyze the meter, rhyme scheme, line length, punctuation, and word position in poetry.

  16. Archetypes, Motifs, and Plot in Drama (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will understand and analyze how archetypes and motifs in drama affect the plot of plays.

  17. Irony, Sarcasm, and Paradox (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L09
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the role of irony, paradox, and sarcasm in literary nonfiction, such as speeches and essays.

  18. Hyperbole and Understatement (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L10
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze hyperbole and understatement in nonfiction.

  19. Syntax (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L6
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the role of syntax in literary non-fiction such as speeches, essays, and other forms.

  20. Symbolism and Allegory (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L12
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain the function of symbolism and allegory in a text.