1. TPRI Grade 2 Administration

    • CPE credit is 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading
    In this course, you will learn the purpose of the Texas Primary Reading Instrument (TPRI), discover when and how to administer the TPRI, and practice giving parts of the assessment. The course explains what is included in the TPRI kit and what it assesses.
  2. Asking and Answering Questions

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

    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. 

  3. Determining Importance & Summarizing Informational Text

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

    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. 

  4. Six Syllable Types and Morphology

    • Resource ID: 6ST&M
    • Grade Range: N/A
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This set of videos is organized into two topics: Six Syllables Types and Morphology. The videos are edited from a six-hour professional development and may be used as a sequenced set of lessons or individually.

  5. Rhyming

    • Resource ID: TXLS013
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will model how to recognize rhyming words by hearing them, seeing them, reading them, and writing them. Then the students will practice hearing, seeing, reading, and writing “at” word family words.

  6. Context Clues Are Out of This World!: Using Inference and Sentence-Level Context to Teach Unfamiliar Word Meanings

    • Resource ID: TXLS015
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The teacher will introduce context clues using visuals by reading the book Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Then, students will use textual evidence to find the meaning of unfamiliar words via direct teach and group collaboration.

  7. A Reader’s Survival Guide: Connecting and Synthesizing Ideas in Nonfiction Texts

    • Resource ID: TXLS024
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson is designed to teach students to synthesize and make connections between ideas within a text and with previous texts students have read.

  8. Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry

    • Resource ID: TXLS023
    • Grade Range: 10
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson is designed to teach students to make complex inferences, choose specific text evidence that strongly supports the inference, and develop a coherent explanation of how the evidence strongly supports the validity of the idea within the genre of poetry.

  9. Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson will scaffold students into the reading strategy of finding textual evidence. They will be able to “zoom out,” or read before and after the unknown word, to construct meaning using context.

  10. Discovering the Power of a Complete Sentence

    • Resource ID: TXLS134
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will discover the necessary components of a complete sentence and use the complete subject and complete predicate in their own writing through a process called ratiocination.

  11. Being a Reading Detective

    • Resource ID: TXLS036
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will infer, make predictions, and draw conclusions based on evidence in the text to figure out what an author is not saying directly.

  12. Here Is the Beehive

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

    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.

  13. Proper Case of Pronouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS343
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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;

  14. Comic Cam: Expressive Reading

    • Resource ID: PBS368
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Jennifer Barber introduces the different characters she created for her stories when she was seven years old. She reads one of her stories using different voices to differentiate between the three characters. 

  15. Activity: Awesome Alliteration | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS381
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This WordGirl lesson focuses on alliteration. Students will generate a list of alliterative words, then write an original poem using those words

  16. Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS388
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb and by itself contains a complete thought. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

  17. How to Capitalize Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS409
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Capitalizing titles of books, movies, etc. can be tricky at first glance, but is easy to figure out. Remember to capitalize the first word, last word, and any important words within the title.

  18. Wheel of Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS460
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade video is similar to Wheel of Fortune. Students are chosen to spin the Wheel of Fitness and perform the exercise shown. 

  19. Using Commas and Quotations | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS410
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Quotations and commas are two very useful punctuation tools that indicate dialogue and brief pausing in sentences. Learn how to use them correctly!

  20. Season Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS454
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons