Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 2.9

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts. The student is expected to:

  • (1) demonstrate knowledge of distinguishing characteristics of well-known children's literature such as folktales, fables, and fairy tales;
    • (A) explain visual patterns and structures in a variety of poems;
    • (B) discuss elements of drama such as characters, dialogue, and setting;
    • (C) recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
    • (D) the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance;
      • (i) features and graphics to locate and gain information; and
      • (ii) organizational patterns such as chronological order and cause and effect stated explicitly;
      • (iii) recognize characteristics of persuasive text, including:
    • (E) stating what the author is trying to persuade the reader to think or do; and
      • (i) distinguishing facts from opinion; and
      • (ii) recognize characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.


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