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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    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.