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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances.

Use a rubric to monitor students’ progress. Assessing this SE can be done during or after reading a text to students in a small or whole group setting.

Sample rubric:

  1. The student is unable to discuss, even with adult assistance, how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
  2. The student is able to inconsistently discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
  3. The student is able to consistently discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
  4. The student is always able to discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.

Related 2009 Student Expectation

This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.

(11) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to recognize sensory details in literary text.