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.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
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.
- The student is unable to discuss, even with adult assistance, how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
- The student is able to inconsistently discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
- The student is able to consistently discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize.
- 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.