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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Argumentative Text Prompts

Grade: 7th Grade
Standard:

7.18

Description:

Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues.

Standard:

7.18.A

Description:

establishes a clear thesis or position;

Standard:

7.18.B

Description:

considers and responds to the views of others and anticipates and answers reader concerns and counter-arguments; and

Standard:

7.18.C

Description:

includes evidence that is logically organized to support the author's viewpoint and that differentiates between fact and opinion.

Standard:

Literacy.W.7.10

Description:

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Standard:

7.11.C

Description:

compose multi-paragraph argumentative texts using genre characteristics and craft;

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