Build English Learners’ Reading and Writing Skills and Confidence
TELPAS Review and Readiness – Reading and Writing
Available for grades K-12
English learners need abundant opportunities across the academic content areas to practice reading and writing in their new language. The Connect to Literacy™ online TELPAS Reading and Writing program provides structured skills practice to help students become proficient English readers and writers and prepare for success on the TELPAS.
With its easy-to-use interface designed for students with limited English proficiency, Connect to Literacy can be used independently by students at home or at school. Comprehensive reporting enables teachers to monitor students’ progress and provide support remotely or in person.
TELPAS Reading Readiness
Connect to Literacy provides skills practice in four areas as well as full-length TELPAS reading practice tests. It includes all four item types the students will experience on TELPAS and the content is leveled to the TELPAS Reading grade level bands.
- TYPE 1: Multiple-choice questions
- TYPE 2: Cloze questions in varying lengths
- TYPE 3: Reading passages with cloze fill-in-the-blanks
- TYPE 4: Longer reading passages across genres
TELPAS Writing Readiness
Connect to Literacy guides English learners through the process of completing five practice writing activities during the fall semester that mimic the official TELPAS writing samples that will be completed in the second semester. First, students prepare using Connect to Literacy’s writing skill-building activities, mini-lessons and examples. Then, they gain authentic practice writing papers from the following TELPAS categories:
- Writing in the past tense
- Expository science
- Expository social studies
- Expository math
- Writing about a familiar process
- Personal narrative
- Reflective writing
Students submit two drafts of their writing in each genre through the Connect to Literacy online system. Teachers review the drafts and provide comments and feedback using a built-in evaluation checklist that incorporates ELPS, PLDs and specific components of the writing theme or genre. Students revise their writing based on teachers’ direction within Connect to Literacy. When students submit their final draft, teachers will review and grade them using an interactive TELPAS writing rubric.