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. This SE should be assessed both while students are dictating or composing writing and after students have completed their work.
- The student is unable to dictate or compose correspondence such as thank you notes or letters. The student may not be able to stay on topic.
- The student is able to dictate or compose correspondence, such as thank you notes or letters, with extensive assistance and prompting by the teacher.
- The student is able to dictate or compose correspondence, such as thank you notes or letters, with some assistance and prompting by the teacher.
- The student is able to dictate or compose correspondence, such as thank you notes or letters, independently.
Glossary Support for ELA.1.12.C
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(19) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
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.