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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 6.9

Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances. The student is expected to: (A) explain the author's purpose and message within a text; (B) analyze how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose; (C) analyze the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes; (D) describe how the author's use of figurative language such as metaphor and personification achieves specific purposes; (E) identify the use of literary devices, including omniscient and limited point of view, to achieve a specific purpose; (F) analyze how the author's use of language contributes to mood and voice; and (G) explain the differences between rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.