Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 3.8

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

  • (1) infer the theme of a work, distinguishing theme from topic;
    • (A) explain the relationships among the major and minor characters;
    • (B) analyze plot elements, including the sequence of events, the conflict, and the resolution; and
    • (C) explain the influence of the setting on the plot.


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