1. PBS Learning Media

    Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS395
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Curricular materials tell us what to teach, and instruction informs us of the best way to teach. This section includes information about both the "what" and "how" of evidence-based teaching.

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    Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.

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    Cognates (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.

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    Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.

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    Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

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    Plot Development (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L10
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze how flashback, foreshadowing, sub-plots, or parallel plot structures can be used in developing a plot in a short story.

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    Development of Characters Through Literary Devices (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L11
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize how literary devices such as character foils can create complex characters in a short story.

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    Narrator’s Point of View (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L12
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to recognize how the narrator's point of view shapes a short story.

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    Analyze an Argument: Practice 1 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5P1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the quality, relevance, and credibility of evidence that supports or opposes an argument.

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    Allusions to Mythological, Classical, and Traditional Texts (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify and understand allusions in myths, the classics, and other traditional texts and their influence on modern literature.

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    Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will become acquainted with the origins and meanings of foreign words and phrases frequently used in English texts.

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    Reference Materials (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries) Printed and Electronic (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L5
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauri in order to determine meanings of words and phrases, including their denotations, connotations, and etymologies.

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    What's Your Point (of View)? Practice 6 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM3P6
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify point of view and understand how it shapes fiction.

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    Analyze Factual, Quantitative, or Technical Data in Multiple Graphical Sources (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5L8
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the factual, quantitative, and technical data in graphs and charts.

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    Analyze Graphical Sources: Practice 2 (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM5P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze the factual, quantitative, and technical data in graphs and charts.

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    Evaluate Tone in Various Media for Different Audiences and Purposes (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM4L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain how the tone of a message varies according to audience and purpose.

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    Contrast Media’s Message with Traditional Text (English I Reading)

    • Resource ID: E1RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to compare/contrast how visual and non-visual texts communicate information.

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    Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.

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    Compare and Contrast Similar Themes Across Time Periods (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to compare and contrast similar themes from different genres and different time periods.

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    Synthesize Ideas and Details in Various Texts (English II Reading)

    • Resource ID: E2RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to analyze different texts with differing viewpoints over the same topic, synthesizing those ideas and details and supporting your findings with textual evidence.