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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR K.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:

  • (1) discuss with adult assistance the author's purpose for writing text;
    • (A) discuss with adult assistance how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;
    • (B) discuss with adult assistance the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;
    • (C) discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize; and
    • (D) listen to and experience first- and third-person texts.