• Resource ID: E7RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how the internal and external responses of characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

    • 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.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Unforgettable Elephants

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Comprehension Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Promoting Vocabulary Development

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    logo Write for Texas Overview Video

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

    • Resource ID: OTALAADMIN
    • Grade Range: 5–9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies logo Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy Administrator Overview

    The Texas Adolescent Academy Administrator Overview is designed to prepare school leaders to implement a schoolwide approach to reading intervention consistent with a response to intervention, or RtI, model. 

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Vocabulary Development

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students will learn how to understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding New Vocabulary within Context

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

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Comprehension of Informational Text

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading Module 3, Lessons 1–5. Students will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about informational text.

    • Resource ID: S8M3L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Science

    OnTrack logo Maps and Satellite Imagery

    Given topographic maps and satellite views, students will interpret the maps to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis

    You will learn how to write a persuasive text that includes a clear thesis with a position.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Poetic Forms

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Characters and Staging in Drama

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Spelling

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.