1. Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

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

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

  2. Poetic Forms

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

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

  3. Understanding Poetry

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

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

  4. Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

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

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

  5. Characters and Staging in Drama

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

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

  6. Understanding Drama

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

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

  7. Simile and Metaphor

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

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

  8. Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

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

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

  9. Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

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

    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.

  10. Subordinating Conjunctions

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

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

  11. Appositive Phrases, and Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

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

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

  12. Main and Subordinate Clauses

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

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

  13. Capitalization

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

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

  14. Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text

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

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

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

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

    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.

  16. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

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

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

  17. Teaching Sentence Skills

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

    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. 

  18. Punctuation

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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

  19. 2

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Vocabulary Development

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading, Module 1, Lessons 1 and 2. Students will learn how to understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing.

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    OnTRACK Grade 8 English: Comprehension of Literary Texts

    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTRACK Grade 8 English Reading Module 2, Lessons 1–11. Students will learn how to analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about literary texts.