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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Responses to Text Prompts

Grade: 7th Grade
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7.5.A

Description:

establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected text;

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7.5.B

Description:

generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information;

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7.5.C

Description:

make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures;

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7.5.E

Description:

make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society;

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7.5.F

Description:

make inferences and use evidence to support understanding;

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7.5.G

Description:

evaluate details read to determine key ideas;

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7.5.I

Description:

monitor comprehension and make adjustments such as re-reading, using background knowledge, asking questions, and annotating when understanding breaks down.

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7.6.A

Description:

describe personal connections to a variety of sources, including self-selected texts;

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7.6.B

Description:

write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres;

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7.6.C

Description:

use text evidence to support an appropriate response;

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7.6.D

Description:

paraphrase and summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order;

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7.6.E

Description:

interact with sources in meaningful ways such as notetaking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrating;

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7.6.F

Description:

respond using newly acquired vocabulary as appropriate;

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7.6.G

Description:

discuss and write about the explicit or implicit meanings of text;

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7.6.H

Description:

respond orally or in writing with appropriate register, vocabulary, tone, and voice;

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7.6.I

Description:

reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented.

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7.7.A

Description:

infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence;

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7.7.B

Description:

analyze how characters' qualities influence events and resolution of the conflict;

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7.7.C

Description:

analyze plot elements, including the use of foreshadowing and suspense, to advance the plot;

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7.7.D

Description:

analyze how the setting influences character and plot development.

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7.8.B

Description:

analyze the effect of rhyme scheme, meter and graphical elements such as punctuation and capitalization in poems across a variety of poetic forms;

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7.8.C

Description:

analyze how playwrights develop characters through dialogue and staging;

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7.8.D

Description:

analyze characteristics and structural elements of informational text, including:
  1. the controlling idea or thesis with supporting evidence;
  2. features such as references or acknowledgements; and
  3. organizational patterns that support multiple topics, categories, and subcategories;

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7.8.E

Description:

analyze characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
  1. identifying the claim;
  2. explaining how the author uses various types of evidence and consideration of alternatives to support the argument;
  3. identifying the intended audience to the reader;

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7.8.F

Description:

analyze characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.

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7.9.A

Description:

explain the author's purpose and message within a text;

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7.9.B

Description:

analyze how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;

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7.9.C

Description:

analyze the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;

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7.9.D

Description:

describe how the author's use of figurative language such as metaphor and personification achieves specific purposes;

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7.9.F

Description:

analyze how the author's use of language contributes to mood, voice, and tone;

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