• Resource ID: E8RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    You will learn how to identify and understand an author’s choice of point of view, including limited versus omniscient and subjective versus objective.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Poetic Forms

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    You will learn how the central characters’ qualities influence them and resolution of the central conflict.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Characters and Staging in Drama

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Spelling

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama

    You will learn how to make complex inferences in a play and use textual evidence to support your understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Simile and Metaphor

    You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L11
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

    You will learn how to make complex inferences and use textual evidence such as imagery and figurative language to support understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Subordinating Conjunctions

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of subordinating conjunctions.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Appositive Phrases, and Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of appositive phrases, and adverbial and adjectival phrases and clauses.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Main and Subordinate Clauses

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of main clauses and subordinate clauses.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Capitalization

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct capitalization.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text

    You will learn how to evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

    • Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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. 

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 7 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.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.