1. 3.04 Bar Charts

    • Resource ID: SE131044
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Math

    In this video, students learn about bar charts as well as how to read and construct one.

  2. Planning a Draft

    • Resource ID: TXLS032
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will employ critical thinking skills to order details logically and become more effective at communicating their ideas to readers. The lesson will guide students to use critical thinking in the planning phase of drafting to purposefully include details that interest readers.

  3. Outlining Our Memory

    • Resource ID: TXLS058
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a silly short story to a detailed story from a previous lesson. Then, they will write a rough draft/outline about a memory using details and transition words.

  4. 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. 

  5. 4

    OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Short Story

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice 1. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.

  6. 4

    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Persuasive Essay

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 6, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write an argumentative essay to the appropriate audience.

  7. 4

    OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack English II Writing, Module 2, Lessons 1–4. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

  8. 6

    English II Writing: Revision Strategies

    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 7, Lessons 1–3 and Practice Lessons 1–3. Revise drafts to clarify meaning and achieve specific rhetorical purposes, consistency of tone, and logical organization.

  9. 4

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    • Resource ID: TXLS023
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson is designed to teach students to make complex inferences, choose specific text evidence that strongly supports the inference, and develop a coherent explanation of how the evidence strongly supports the validity of the idea within the genre of poetry.

  12. Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

    • Resource ID: TXLS134
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will discover the necessary components of a complete sentence and use the complete subject and complete predicate in their own writing through a process called ratiocination.

  13. Scientific Reasoning

    • Resource ID: SM0L14
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Science

    Given information extracted from current events, news reports, journal articles, marketing, or promotional materials, students will evaluate the claims for validity.

  14. 9

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 8

    OnTRACK English I Writing: Revision Strategies

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 7, Lessons 1–3, Practice Lessons 1–5. Students revise drafts to improve style, word choice, figurative language, sentence variety, and subtlety of meaning after rethinking how well questions of purpose, audience, and genre have been addressed.

  17. 12

    OnTRACK English I Writing: Editing

    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 8, Lessons 1–9 and Practices 1–3. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions; spell correctly; and edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling.

  18. 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.

  19. Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners

    • CPE credit is 6
    • Subject: ELL Support
    This course will provide teachers and administrators a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of young English learners' (ELs) language development and examine the critical areas of academic success. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment earn six continuing professional education (CPE) credits.