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Connections to Write for Texas Online Resources

Content and activities comprising Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies: Professional Development for Academic Writing Instruction (TALA Writing) share many connections with Write for Texas materials.  Big ideas, presentation slides, and select handouts from TALA Writing can be located throughout the five Write for Texas Online Resources:

  • Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning (URAW0001-URAW0004)
  • Teaching Expository & Persuasive Texts (TEPT0001-TEPT0004)
  • Teaching Personal Narrative Texts (TPNT0001-TPNT0003)
  • Teaching Revising and Editing Skills (TRES0001-TRES0003)
  • Teaching Sentence Skills (TSS)

Along with a volume of other materials, many of the handouts used in TALA Writing can be found in the five Write for Texas Online Resource Companion Workbooks.  These workbooks support and enhance the learning of participants engaging with the Online Resources.

 

TALA Writing & Write for Texas Online Resource cross-reference

The table below illustrates how the topics, themes, and activities in TALA Writing correspond to sections of the Online Resources.  Not all slides and handouts are linked to the Write for Texas resources.  For slides and handouts that do correspond, the following index creates an easy reference to locate components of TALA Writing in the Write for Texas online materials and companion workbooks. 

TALA Writing Slides

TALA Writing Handouts

 

The Big Ideas of TALA Writing TALA Writing Slide Numbers Select TALA Writing slides are located in the  W4T Online Resources

TALA Writing Handouts found in W4T Online Resources

(Number: Name)

Page Number(s) where handouts are found in Online Resource Companion Workbooks
Writing Reflects Thinking Slides 5-6 Standards & Instruction (URAW0001) Handout 1: Quick Writing Rounds Pages 14-16 (URAW)
Research Slides 7-8 Standards & Instruction (URAW0001) Handout 2: Adolescent Literacy Research Summaries Pages 17-18 (URAW)
Research/Standards Slides 9-13   Handout 3: Key Ideas from the ELAR TEKS for Grades 6-8  
Slide 14 Standards & Instruction (URAW0001)

Handout 4: General Suggestions for Teaching Writing to Adolescent English Language Learners

Handout 5: Teacher Resources to Support English Language Learners

Pages 19-22 (URAW)
Discussion Board Slides 17-21 Standards & Instruction (URAW0001) Handout 8: Discussion Board: Writing Reflects Thinking  
Reading Like a Writer Slide 22 Standards & Instruction (URAW0001) Handout 9: Author's Style or Craft Pages 23-24 (URAW)
Slides 23-24 Reading Like a Writer: Text Types (URAW0002)    
Reading Like a Writer: Purposes for Writing Slide 25 Formal Writing Across the Content Areas (TEPT0001)    
Slide 26   Handout 10: Authentic Writing Purposes Page 19 (TEPT)
Charting Slide 27 Reading Like a Writer: Text Types (URAW0002) Handout 11: Reading Like a Writer: Charting Pages 38-39 (URAW)
Slides 28-30 Reading Like a Writer: Text Types (URAW0002)

Handout 12: Solidarity & Support

Handout 13: Charting Graphic Organizer

Pages 40-41 (URAW)
Conventions in Context Slides 33-35 Teaching Written Conventions in Context (TSS) Handout 14: Teaching Conventions in Context: Using Model Sentences Pages 4-7 (TSS)
Slide 36 Teaching Written Conventions in Context (TSS) Handout 15: Using Commas After Introductory Words, Phrases, and Clauses Pages 8-10 (TSS)
Slide 37; Slides 39-44 Teaching Written Conventions in Context (TSS) Handout 16: Teaching Grammar in Context: Sentence Workspace Pages 11-12 (TSS)
Slide 38   Handout 17: The Whole Family Under One Roof? Pages 14-18 (TRES)
Discussion Board Slide 45   Handout 18: Discussion Board: Zooming in on Sentences  
Essay Structure Slide 46-47 Writing Expository Essays (TEPT0003) Handout 19: General Guidelines for Drafting Essays Pages 44-47 (TEPT)
Expository Essays Slide 49  

Handout 20: Expository Essay Elements

Handout 21: Expository Essay Elements Mini-Chart

Pages 48-53 (TEPT)
Analyzing Essays Slide 50   Handout 22: Analyzing Expository Essays Tool Pages 59-62 (TEPT)
Slide 51 Writing Expository Essays (TEPT0003) Handout 23: Model Lesson: Analyzing Expository Essays Tool Pages 55-58 (TEPT)
Slide 52   Handout 24: Activity: Analyzing Expository Essays Tools  
Understanding Prompts Slide 53 Formal Writing Across the Content Areas (TEPT0001) Handout 25: General Prewriting Guidelines for Essays Pages 11-14 (TEPT)
Slides 54-56 Formal Writing Across the Content Areas (TEPT0001) Handout 26: Model Lesson: Reading and Understanding Prompts  
Writing Intro. Expository Essay Slide 57 Writing Expository Essays (TEPT0003) Handout 27: Writing an Introductory Paragraph for an Expository Essay Page 63 (TEPT)
Peer Conferencing Slide 58 Making Revising and Editing a Priority (TRES0001) Handout 28: General Guidelines for Revising and Editing Essays Pages 4-5 (TRES)
Slide 59 Making Revising and Editing a Priority (TRES0001) Handout 29: Peer Conferencing Tool for Expository Essays Pages 10-13 (TRES)
Persuasive Essays Slide 61 Writing Persuasive Essays (TEPT0004)

Handout 30: Persuasive Essay Elements

Handout 31: Persuasive Essay Elements Mini-Chart

Pages 68-72 (TEPT)
Personal Narratives Slides 62-64 Prewriting and Planning Personal Narratives (TPNT0002)

Handout 32: Prewriting Graphic Organizers

Handout 33: Prewriting Model Lesson

Pages 16-21 (TPNT)
Slides 65-67 Teaching Elements of Personal Narratives (TPNT0001)

Handout 34: Personal Narrative Elements

Handout 35: Personal Narrative Essay Elements Mini-Chart

Pages 4-8 (TPNT)
Slide 68 Teaching Elements of Personal Narratives (TPNT0001) Handout 36: Using Mentor Texts to Identify Personal Narrative Elements Pages 9-10 (TPNT)
Discussion Board Slide 69   Handout 37: Discussion Board: Are you Hiding Behind a Curtain?  
Part II: Model Lesson Writing Slilde 70 Drafting a Personal Narrative (TPNT0003) Handout 38: Drafting and Introduction Model Lesson Pages 25-27 (TPNT)
Slides 71-73 Drafting a Personal Narrative (TPNT0003) Handout 39: Personal Narrative Essay Draft 1 Page 28 (TPNT)
Grammar in Context Slides 74-75 Teaching Elements of Personal Narratives (TPNT0001) Handout 40: Using Model Sentences to Teach Conventions in Context Pages 11-12 (TPNT)
Revising a Personal Narrative Slide 76   Handout 41: Peer Conferencing Tool for Personal Narratives Pages 18-21 (TPNT)