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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.

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
  • Setting
  • Figurative language
  • Sound devices
  • Use of language to create mood, voice, and tone
  • Appropriate point of view

Further Explanation

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.

the intentional and deliberate use of organizational patterns, text and graphic features, sentence structures, devices, and language to create an effective written work Author’s craft may vary by genre.
Students are expected to compose a variety of literary texts in verse and prose. When writing fiction, students are expected to include elements such as literal and figurative language, point of view, and plot elements 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.
the form, format, elements, and techniques typically used within a particular genre
an expressive literary piece written in first person that centers on a particular event in the author’s life and may contain vivid description as well as personal commentary and observations

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:
(A)  write an imaginative story that:
(i)  sustains reader interest;
(ii)  includes well-paced action and an engaging story line;
(iii)  creates a specific, believable setting through the use of sensory details;
(iv)  develops interesting characters; and
(v)  uses a range of literary strategies and devices to enhance the style and tone; and
(B)  write a poem using:
(i)  poetic techniques (e.g., rhyme scheme, meter);
(ii)  figurative language (e.g., personification, idioms, hyperbole); and
(iii)  graphic elements (e.g., word position).

(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.