Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 5.9

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, legends, myths, and tall tales;
    • (A) explain the use of sound devices and figurative language and distinguish between the poet and the speaker in poems across a variety of poetic forms;
    • (B) explain structure in drama such as character tags, acts, scenes, and stage directions;
    • (C) recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
    • (D) the central idea with supporting evidence;
      • (i) features such as insets, timelines, and sidebars to support understanding; and
      • (ii) organizational patterns such as logical order and order of importance;
      • (iii) recognize characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
    • (E) identifying the claim;
      • (i) explaining how the author has used facts for or against an argument; and
      • (ii) identifying the intended audience or reader; and
      • (iii) recognize characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.

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