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Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.
Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.
Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.
Imagery and Figurative Language
Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.
You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.
Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.
Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)
You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.
Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5
These comprehension activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Write for Texas Overview Video
This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5
Vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension, language proficiency, and reading growth for all students.These vocabulary activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5
Phonics is the relationship between the letters (graphemes) of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. These phonics activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Write an Expository and/or Procedural Text (English 6 Writing)
You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text with a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, transitions, appropriate facts, and details.
You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.
Analyze (Describe) Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction
You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.
Write an Expository/Procedural Text from Several Sources
You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that synthesizes ideas from several sources.
Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Text/Fiction
You will learn how the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.
You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.
Explain the Influence of Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction
You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.
6 OnTRACK English I Reading: Reading and Vocabulary Development Across Genres
OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1–5 and Practice Lesson. Students will understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.