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Reading/Language Arts

For more information, e-mail reading@esc4.net or call 713.744.4457.  Follow the links below for additional resources.

 

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SHOW ME HOW, USING MENTOR TEXT TO GUIDE READERS AND WRITERS

Improving students’ comprehension of informational text and composition of expository essays.

Show Me How’s sequential lessons, which follow the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework, connect the interrelated roles of reading and writing. Its mentor texts teach strategies and skills that students can apply to both reading and writing expository texts. Available for grades 3–5 and grades 6–7 | $350 per grade set. ORDER ONLINE

Download sample pages:  Grades 3–5   Grades 6 and 7

 


 

show-me-how-essays-coverSHOW ME HOW, GRADES 3-5: SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS

Informational texts to support Show Me How

Can be used in conjunction with Show Me How: Using Mentor Text to Guide Readers and Writers in Grades 3, 4, and 5 or as a stand alone resource to teach informational text structures. $50.  ORDER ONLINE

Click here for a list of the structures, titles, and reading levels of the essays included on the CD. 

 


 

show-me-how-poetry-501-1804-front-coverSHOW ME HOW, GRADES 3-5: POETRY
Deepen understanding of poetry through reading and writing.

This resource focuses on connecting the interrelated roles of reading and writing in poetry. Teachers will use poetry as mentor texts to teach strategies and skills that students apply in their reading and writing. The sessions follow the gradual release of responsibility framework in the context of a reading and writing workshop environment. Sessions are divided into units that teachers can use as a starting point or complete unit of study. $125.  
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stellar-grade-5-cover-smallSTELLAR: STAAR®​ TECHNIQUES TO ENGAGE LEARNERS IN LITERACY AND ACADEMIC RIGOR
STAAR preparation series for reading and English end-of-course assessments.

This resource incorporates multigenre pieces, thematically linked to seamlessly align to the STAAR platform for assessments. Each module is creatively crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, speaking, and study skills. STELLAR provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and gifted and talented students and includes summative and formative assessment options and suggestions for extensions that support authentic literacy experiences. Available for grades 4–8 and English I–III. $50 per grade level.  ORDER ONLINE Samples  

 


 

STELLAR ESSAY WRITING

Explore multigenre modules linked to seamlessly align with high school writing assessments.
Modules are crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, and speaking. STELLAR Essay Writing provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and includes suggestions for extensions that support authentic writing experiences.$100 per copy.  ORDER ONLINE |  Download a sample

 

 


 

INTERACTIVE NONFICTION KIT
An introduction to informational text features and structures.

This kit is designed to lure young readers into learning informational text structures. Each nonfiction book, written at the second-grade reading level, spotlights several examples of informational text writing.$350.  ORDER ONLINE  | Sample

 

 

 



PATHWAYS TO READING COMPREHENSION
Instructional guide of reading skills continua for teachers and interventionists.

This guide provides instructional targets in the areas of phonological awareness, word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Each section features a continuum on the development of the skill, which provides guidance on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective reading comprehension.Set of 5 for $20.  
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written-comprehension-501-1922-coverWRITTEN COMPREHENSION IN MOTION
Instructional guide of writing skills continua for teachers and interventionists.

This guide can be used to determine instruction and intervention targets when working with students. For each area (mechanics, spelling, conventions, vocabulary, and composition), this resource provides a continuum on the development of each skills, which guides the educator on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective written composition. Set of 5 for $25.

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461-1905-cover(1)DECONSTRUCTING COGNITIVE COMPLEXITY IN THE READING/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: INFORMATIONAL GUIDE
Unwrap the TEKS for planning lessons that meet the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum.

Learn how to critically analyze a standard to determine the skills, reasoning, and strategic thinking necessary for students to achieve mastery of an expectation through practical examples and step-by-step instructions. This information will help educators better understand the standards beyond “the verb” to help students achieve the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum. Set of 5 for $25.  ORDER ONLINE

 


 

501-teks-2019-2020-series-iconENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND WRITING TEKS CHARTS
TEKS at a glance: Time-saving Texas curriculum tool

Each TEKS Chart is a foldout with prepunched holes that fit into a three-ring binder. All of the English language arts/reading TEKS for K–8, English I–IV, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) are captured in their own charts. These charts can be used to highlight TEKS by unit or reporting category or to easily examine vertical alignment. Grade levels available: kindergarten–grade 8, English I–IV, ESOL I–II, and ELDA. Set of 10 for $20.

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accelerated-curriculum-gr-5-cover-501-1797-smallACCELERATED CURRICULUM FOR STRUGGLING READERS SERIES
A comprehensive accelerated reading program for small group instruction.

Accelerates the learning of students who are at risk of failure or who need additional literacy support. It includes instructional components that can effectively transition struggling readers to actively engaged students who read and comprehend text independently by promoting word-recognition strategies, vocabulary development, and reading fluency. Available for grades 3–5 and middle school volumes I–III. Also available in Spanish for Grades 3 and 5. $625 per grade level.

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