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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student uses genre characteristics and craft to compose multiple texts that are meaningful.

Use a rubric to monitor students’ progress. This SE should be assessed both while students are dictating or composing writing and after students have completed their work.

Sample rubric:

  1. The student is unable to dictate or compose literary texts, including personal narratives and poetry. The student may not be able to stay on topic.
  2. The student is able to dictate or compose literary texts, including personal narratives and poetry, independently
  3. The student is able to dictate or compose literary texts, including personal narratives and poetry, with some assistance and prompting by the teacher.
  4. The student is able to dictate or compose literary texts, including personal narratives and poetry, with extensive assistance and prompting by the teacher.
written works that are generally recognized as having artistic value and have the purpose of entertaining the reader (e.g., prose fiction, drama, poetry, and literary nonfiction)
Personal narratives are expressive literary pieces written in first person and centering on a particular event in the author’s life. They may contain vivid description as well as personal commentary and observations.
Poetry includes literary works that focus on the expression of feelings and ideas through the use of a distinctive style that is often rhythmical and may have elements such as meter, rhyme, and stanzas.

Related 2009 Student Expectation

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

(18)  Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A)  write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end; and
(B) write short poems that convey sensory details.


Research

Graham, S., Bollinger, A., Booth Olson, C., D’Aoust, C., MacArthur, C., McCutchen, D., & Olinghouse, N. (2012). Teaching elementary school students to be effective writers: A practice guide (NCEE 2012–4058). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/writing_pg_062612.pdf.

Summary: The four recommendations in the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, "Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers," encourage teachers to help students use writing flexibly and effectively in communicating their ideas.