Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 2.10

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. The student is expected to:

  • (1) discuss the author's purpose for writing text;
    • (A) discuss how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;
    • (B) discuss the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;
    • (C) discuss the use of descriptive, literal, and figurative language;
    • (D) identify the use of first or third person in a text; and
    • (E) identify and explain the use of repetition.


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