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    Write Expository Text That Uses a Variety of Sentence Structures, Rhetorical Devices, and Transitions

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that uses a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions.

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    Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository text that synthesizes ideas.

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    Summarize Informational/Expository Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize main ideas, supporting details, and relationships among ideas within expository text.

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    Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to identify and understand an author’s choice of point of view, including limited versus omniscient and subjective versus objective.

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    Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the central characters’ qualities influence them and resolution of the central conflict.

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    Subordinating Conjunctions

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of subordinating conjunctions.

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    Main and Subordinate Clauses

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of main clauses and subordinate clauses.

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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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    Here Is the Beehive

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

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    Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS388
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb and by itself contains a complete thought. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

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    Season Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS454
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons 

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    Storytime | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    • Resource ID: PBS281
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Mom reads Daniel a bedtime story about Super Stanley. Teach kids that their body needs rest in order to grow.

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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

  14. Teaching Sentence Skills

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples. 

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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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    Activity: I Wonder | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    • Resource ID: PBS277
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    This activity from The Fred Rogers' Company helps develop curiosity and confidence in asking questions. Children will finish the sentence "I wonder . . . " in order to create a dialogue about how the world works.

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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.

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    Science Academies for Grades 5–8, Part 2 for Trainers

    • Resource ID: R4SCI0079
    • Grade Range: 5–8
    • Subject: Science

    This resource contains the files needed for trainers responsible for training science teachers in grades 5–8 across Texas.