• Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    logo Write for Texas Overview Video

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    Teaching Expository and Persuasive Texts

    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.

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    Teaching Revising and Editing Skills

    This binder presents instructional practices that support content-area learning, with specific strategies for teaching the thinking skills, processes, and knowledge needed to effectively revise and edit written texts. Some of the content is from the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Focus on Writing professional development.

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    Teaching Personal Narrative Texts

    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.

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo 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.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo 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.

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Write an Expository/Procedural Text from Several Sources

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that synthesizes ideas from several sources.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo 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.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo 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.

    • Resource ID: PBS339
    • Grade Range: 3–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Honk If You Agree

    In these two lesson plans, students will learn to identify issues of importance, form their opinions, and support those opinions with evidence and reason. They will also learn how to state their feelings in a persuasive manner.

    • Resource ID: PBS341
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Relative Adverbs | No Nonsense Grammar

    A relative adverb is a word that talks about a place, time, or reason for something. Remember the three "w's": where, when, and why.
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    • Resource ID: PBS343
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Proper Case of Pronouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    Pronoun case is determined by how we use the pronoun in a sentence. There are three ways: subjective, when the pronoun does something; objective, when something is done to our pronoun;

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

    • Resource ID: PBS387
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

    • Resource ID: PBS411
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reflexive Pronouns and Subjects | No Nonsense Grammar

    Reflexive pronouns reflect the subject of the sentence. A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded or followed by the noun, adjective, adverb, or pronoun to which it refers within the same clause.

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Unforgettable Elephants

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society.