1. Write Literary Text That Develops Interesting Characters

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that develops interesting characters and believable dialogue.

  2. Write Literary Text That Uses Literary Strategies/Devices to Enhance the Style and Tone

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that uses literary strategies/devices to enhance style and tone.

  3. Write a Personal Narrative

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a personal narrative that has a defined focus and includes reflections about decisions, actions, and/or consequences.

  4. Analyze Texts with Similar/Different Purposes

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will analyze works written on the same topic and compare how authors achieved similar or different purposes.

  5. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    By using different organizational patterns as guides, you will learn how to make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions while distinguishing factual claims.

  6. Understanding Poetry

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  7. Understanding Drama

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to make complex inferences in a play and use textual evidence to support your understanding.

  8. Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L11
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to make complex inferences and use textual evidence such as imagery and figurative language to support understanding.

  9. Appositive Phrases, and Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of appositive phrases, and adverbial and adjectival phrases and clauses.

  10. Punctuation

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  11. Edit Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using editing strategies.

  12. Revise Your Writing

    • Resource ID: E8WrM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you revise your writing to achieve clarity, coherence, and transition in order to address purpose, audience, and genre.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Subordinating Conjunctions

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

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

  18. 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.

  20. 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.