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2 Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results
This binder details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA). These materials are available for view only; no credit or certificate is provided.
Reading and Writing to a Prompt (English III Reading and Writing)
You will learn skills necessary for reading and writing to a prompt.
Imagery (English III Reading)
In this lesson, you will be able to identify the imagery in a text and evaluate its effectiveness.
How to Read and Analyze a Poem (English III Reading)
You will be able to read and analyze a poem using your knowledge of literary and poetic devices.
Writing a Topic Proposal (English III Writing)
You will learn how to write a topic proposal that addresses your topic, purpose, and audience.
Gaining Understanding and Information from Introductory Material, Headings, and Other Division Markers in Texts (English III Reading)
You will learn how to look at introductory material, headings, and other subdivisions to gain an understanding and an overview of the text’s organization.
Developing a Thesis and Introduction (English III Writing)
You will learn how to write a thesis statement that explains your position about a topic.
Organizing the Structure of a Paper (English III Writing)
You will learn how to organize your essay with relevant evidence that supports your thesis.
Editing for Proper Voice, Tense, and Syntax (English III Writing and Research)
You will practice checking for proper voice, tense, and syntax.
Annotating to Deepen Understanding (English III Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain deeper understanding of the text.
Documenting Sources and Writing a Bibliography/Works Cited (English III Research )
You will learn how to cite your sources in the body of your research paper and write a works cited page according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual.
Strengthening Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Organization (English III Research)
You will learn revision strategies you can use to strengthen your introduction and body of your paper.
Identifying a Speaker’s Position and Supporting Evidence (English III Listening)
You will be able to identify a speaker’s position in an argument and identify supporting evidence.
Embedding Direct Quotations and Incorporating Indirect Quotations (English III Writing and Research)
This lesson is the same as English III: Research Strand, Module 3, Lesson 4: You will learn the appropriate formats for including direct and indirect quotations in your research paper.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Source Material Accurately (English III Research)
You will learn how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote material from your sources.
Teaching Sentence Skills
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.
Polishing Tone, Style, and Vocabulary in Your Essay (English III Writing)
You will learn revision strategies you can use to polish your essay's style, tone, and vocabulary.
Simile and Metaphor (English III Reading)
You will be able to identify the similes and metaphors in a text and evaluate their importance to the meaning of the text.
Drawing Conclusions Based on the Sufficiency and Strength of Research (English III Reading)
You will be able to determine whether an argument has enough evidence and whether the evidence is credible.
Distinguishing Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning (English III Reading)
You will be able to decide whether an author uses inductive or deductive reasoning in a particular argument.