1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Punctuation

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

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

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Comprehension of Literary Texts

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading Module 2, Lessons 1–11. Students will learn how to analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about literary texts.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Subordinating Conjunctions

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

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

  13. 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.

  15. 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.

  17. 3

    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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    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.

  19. 8

    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.

  20. 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.