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Uncovering Tone in Poetry
Students will interpret the tone of a poem, cite text evidence to justify their response, and research a synonym for the word they chose to expand their understanding of Tier 2 vocabulary.
Students will analyze one of four ways to incorporate grammar and syntax into their everyday language through the use of technological instruction. Once students have comprehended their grammatical type, they will practice among their peers to master and share the lesson (grammar rule) in a Jigsaw activity.
2 Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment: Administering and Interpreting Results
This binder details how to score and interpret the results of the Texas Middle School Fluency Assessment (TMSFA). This course is Unit 4 of the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (TALA). These materials are available for view only; no credit or certificate is provided.
Summarizing as a Reading Strategy
Students work collaboratively using reading and comprehension skills to demonstrate their mastery of summarizing a text or piece of literature.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
Click below to learn about the TEKS related to the unit and Research Lesson. The highlighted student expectation(s) is the chosen focus for the Research Lesson.
Exploring Identity and Diving Deep into the Complex Meaning of Poetry
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.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit
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Lesson 2.1: Inquiry-Based Learning
This resource introduced inquiry-based learning. It also discusses building the scientific literacy of CTE students.
Lesson 2.2: Incorporating the Scientific Practices
This resource discusses incorporating the five scientific practices outlined in the TEKS into a CTE lesson.
Lesson 2.3: Following the Six Essential Elements
This resource walks through the six essential elements of a science-enhanced CTE lesson.
Lesson 2.4: Collaborate with Others to Develop Multidisciplinary Curriculum
This resource discusses why collaboration is essential to integrating science into a CTE lesson and who to turn to for collaboration.
Lesson 2.5: Putting it All Together
This resource is the culminating activity for the course in which CTE teachers will integrate science into one of their existing CTE lessons.
Lesson 1.1: Curriculum Integration
This resource explains what it means to integrate math into CTE curriculum. It alwo explains the goals and benefits of using an integrated approach to teaching math to CTE students.
Lesson 1.3: Elements of an Effective Math-Integrated Lesson
This resource explains the seven essential elements of an effective math-enhanced CTE lesson as identified by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE).
Lesson 1.2: Math in Real-World and Real-Work Situations
This resource explores the role of math in our everyday lives and looks at ways to enhance math within the context of a real-world situation, and then within the context of a CTE lesson for a real-work connection.
Lesson 1.1: Curriculum Integration
This resource explains what it means to integrate science into CTE curriculum. It also explains the goals and benefits of using a contextualized instruction approach to teaching science to CTE students.
Lesson 1.2: Scientific Practices
This lesson introduces the eight scientific practices and how they can be integrated into CTE curriculum.
Lesson 1.3: Core Principles
This lesson provides some core principles for integrating science into CTE curriculum.
Lesson 1.4: Elements of a Science-Enhanced CTE Lesson
This lesson discusses essential elements for developing CTE lessons that effectively integrate science.
10 OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Text
OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 5, Lessons 1–8, Practice 1 and 2. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.
3 OnTRACK English I Reading: Analysis of Media Literacy
OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 4, Lessons 1 and 2, and Practice Lesson. Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.
19 OnTRACK English I Reading: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Text
OnTRACK English I Reading, Module 3, Lessons 1–13 and Practice Lessons. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.