Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 4.8

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 basic themes supported by text evidence;
    • (A) explain the interactions of the characters and the changes they undergo;
    • (B) analyze plot elements, including the rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution; and
    • (C) explain the influence of the setting, including historical and cultural settings, on the plot.


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