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TEA contracted with two instructional materials developers to create instructional materials in nine high school courses. These state-developed, open-education-resources are provided free of charge to Texas school districts through the Texas Gateway. All products are certified to meet 100% of the required standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or College Board Learning Standards).
This open-education-resource instructional material by TEA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code.
4 OnTRACK English I Writing: Writing the Persuasive Essay
OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 4, Lessons 1–4. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues.
4 OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Expository and Procedural Essay
OnTRACK English I Writing, Module 5, Lessons 1–4.
4 OnTRACK English I Writing: Revising the Persuasive Essay
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.
8 OnTRACK English I Writing: Revision Strategies
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.
12 OnTRACK English I Writing: Editing
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.
4 OnTRACK English II Reading: Reading Comprehension Across Genres
OnTRACK English II, Module 2, Lessons 1–3 and Practice Lesson 1. Students compare and contrast differences in similar themes expressed in different time periods. Students synthesize and make logical connections between ideas and details in several texts selected to reflect a range of viewpoints on the same topic and support those findings with textual evidence.
15 OnTRACK English II Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Text
OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 3, Lessons 1–12, and Practice Lessons 1–3. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry, drama, fiction, and literary non-ficton, and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
2 OnTRACK English II Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy
OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.
9 OnTRACK English II Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text
OnTRACK English II Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–7, and Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding and analysis. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.
2 OnTRACK English II Writing: The Writing Process
Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.
4 OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing the Expository and Procedural Essay
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.
3 OnTRACK English II Writing: Writing an Interpretive Response to an Expository or Literary Text
OnTRACK English II Writing, Module 3, Lessons 1–3. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
2 OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing: Personal Narrative
OnTRACK Grade 7 English Writing, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.
2 OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading: New Vocabulary
OnTRACK Grade 7 English Reading, Module 1. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.
6 Targeting the 2 Percent
This resource provides reading intervention lessons for teachers who work with students in grades K–5. Targeting the 2 Percent (T2%) aims to improve the instruction, content knowledge, and academic achievement of Texas students transitioning from assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®).
For more information about this project and other materials available, visit the T2% Support Center.
6 Section 2: Education Laws and Rules
This section provides an overview of general state and federal education laws and rules related to work-based learning (WBL).
5 Section 4: Local School Policies
This section discusses local school policies pertain to work-based learning (WBL), as well as how those policies are typically applied in Texas high schools.
5 Section 3: Texas Education Agency Rules Impacting Work-Based Learning
This section describes Texas Education Agency (TEA) rules related to work-based learning (WBL), with an emphasis on Section V of the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) and rules regarding career preparation and practicum courses. In addition, it provides a brief overview of career and technical education (CTE) funding and coding guidelines.
4 Section 7: Training Plans for Career Preparation and Practicum Courses
This section explains what a work-based learning (WBL) training plan is, how it is used, why it is important, and how to correctly complete it.