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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Literary Text Prompts

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

6.15

Description:

Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.

Standard:

6.15.A

Description:

write imaginative stories that include
  1. a clearly defined focus, plot, and point of view;
  2. a specific, believable setting created through the use of sensory details; and
  3. dialogue that develops the story; and

Standard:

6.15.B

Description:

write poems using:
  1. poetic techniques (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia);
  2. figurative language (e.g., similes, metaphors); and
  3. graphic elements (e.g., capital letters, line length).

Standard:

6.16

Description:

Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.M

Description:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.N

Description:

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.O

Description:

Use narrative techniques such as dialogue,description, and pacing to develop experiences, events, and/or characters; use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.P

Description:

Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically, using a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another; provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences and events

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.Q

Description:

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of writing.

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

Use precise language.

Develop and maintain a consistent voice.
  • E06.D.2.1.1 - Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

  • E06.D.2.1.2 - Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

  • E06.D.2.1.3 - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • E06.D.2.1.4 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E06.D.2.1.5 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

  • E06.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E06.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

CC.1.4.6.R

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E06.D.1.1.1 - Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (i.e., subjective, objective, and possessive).

  • E06.D.1.1.2 - Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

  • E06.D.1.1.3 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

  • E06.D.1.1.4 - Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

  • E06.D.1.1.5 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

  • E06.D.1.1.6 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E06.D.1.1.7 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E06.D.1.1.8 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* E06.D.1.2.1 - Use punctuation (e.g., commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

  • E06.D.1.2.2 - Spell correctly.

  • E06.D.1.2.3 - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Standard:

Literacy.W.6.10

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:

6.11.A

Description:

compose literary texts such as personal narratives, fiction, and poetry using genre characteristics and craft;

6th Grade Writing - Literary Text Prompts Lesson
 
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