Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 6.11

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. The student is expected to: (A) compose literary texts such as personal narratives, fiction, and poetry using genre characteristics and craft; (B) compose informational texts, including multi-paragraph essays that convey information about a topic, using a clear controlling idea or thesis statement and genre characteristics and craft; (C) compose multi-paragraph argumentative texts using genre characteristics and craft; and (D) compose correspondence that reflects an opinion, registers a complaint, or requests information in a business or friendly structure.


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