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.
Have students create a literary text such as a personal narrative, fictional work, or poem. Students’ literary writing can be assessed with a rubric that might include the following elements:
- Theme development
- Character development
- Plot development
- Figurative language
- Sound devices
- Use of language to create mood, voice, and tone
- Appropriate point of view
This SE requires students to compose literary texts in verse or prose. When writing fiction, students are expected to include elements, such as literal and figurative language, point of view, and plot, to tell a story. The story must be well organized and engaging. When writing poems, students are expected to write lines and choose words based on how they contribute to the rhythm of the poem as well as how they help convey a particular message.
Glossary Support for ELA.8.11.A
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(15) 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:
(16) Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and includes reflections on decisions, actions, and/or consequences.