• Resource ID: T2P0006
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    T2 Logo Target 2% Research Briefs

    A collection of research briefs based on topics from results of the Target 2% survey and focus groups.

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

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    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

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Beginning Reading Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for beginning reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support beginning reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Promoting Vocabulary Development

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Comprehension Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

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

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

    • Resource ID: LAA_G2_AR
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 2: Additional Resources

    Grade 2 additional resources.

    • Resource ID: RTLA_G5_AR
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reading to Learn Academy, Grade 5 Additional Resources

    Grade 5 additional resources

    • Resource ID: AAQ_01
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Asking and Answering Questions

    The Asking and Answering Professional Development provides strategies to teach students how to ask and answer questions more effectively to improve comprehension in the classroom and on standardized assessments such as the STAAR. 

    • Resource ID: DI&SIT
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Icon image for TLI Determining Importance & Summarizing Informational Text

    Determining importance and summarizing is a complicated task for many readers. This professional development provides participants with instructional scaffolds that will help students comprehend informational text. 

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Here Is the Beehive

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills.

    • Resource ID: PBS225
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and many more.

    • Resource ID: PBS273
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

    • Resource ID: PBS328
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Strategies

    This resource group teaches students a wide variety of reading strategies. It touches on such issues as careful reading and follow-through, context clues, capitalization, transition words, features of printed text, and the relationship between text and illustration.

    • Resource ID: PBS329
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Words from the Wild: R

    Jahreese identifies words containing the letter "r" around his neighborhood in Harlem. This resource teaches reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.

    • Resource ID: PBS331
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Road Trip—Long U

    Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

    • Resource ID: PBS332
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Activity: Episode 102: Hansel and Gretel | Super Why!

    Make these gingerbread cookie letters with your child to teach lots of literacy skills: letters of the alphabet, the names and sounds of letters and word writing.

    • Resource ID: PBS333
    • Grade Range: 2–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Martha's Memory—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    Help children understand point of view in storytelling and build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha and friends discuss what the words "certain" and "sure" mean, and Martha shares her version of how a game they played ended.