1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Denotation and Connotation (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

  4. Cognates (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.

  5. Isolated Scenes and Plot Support (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze various scenes in several works of fiction to see how those scenes affect the plot as a whole.

  6. Differentiate Among Empirical, Anecdotal, and Logical Evidence (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L3
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish among different kinds of evidence in a text that support conclusions and arguments in texts.

  7. Analyze How Author's Style and Syntax Support Meaning (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L4
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze how an author's style and syntax support meaning in a text.

  8. Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to summarize a text and distinguish between a summary and a critique, identifying nonessential information in a summary, and unsubstantiated opinions in a critique.

  9. 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.

  10. Analyze Shifts in Perspective in Informational and Persuasive Text (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM5L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain shifts in perspectives in the same argument and make decisions about support used in those arguments.

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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.

     

  13. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.