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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Literary Text Prompts

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.15

Description:

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

Standard:

8.15.A

Description:

write an imaginative story that:
  1. sustains reader interest;
  2. includes well-paced action and an engaging storyline; and
  3. creates a believable setting through sensory details
  4. develops interesting characters; and
  5. uses a range of literary strategies and devices to enhance the style and tone; and

Standard:

8.15.B

Description:

write a poem using:
  1. poetic techniques (e.g., rhyme scheme, meter);
  2. figurative language (e.g., personification, idioms, hyperbole);
  3. graphic elements (e.g., word position).

Standard:

8.16

Description:

Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and includes reflections on decisions, actions, and or consequences.

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.M

Description:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.N

Description:

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.O

Description:

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

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.P

Description:

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

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.Q

Description:

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of writing.

Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects.

Use sentences of varying lengths and complexities.

Create tone and voice through precise language

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.R

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar,usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E08.D.1.1.1 - Explain the function of verbals (i.e., gerunds, participles, and infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

  • E08.D.1.1.2 - Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice.

  • E08.D.1.1.3 - Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

  • E08.D.1.1.4 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.*

  • E08.D.1.1.5 - Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*

  • E08.D.1.1.6 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

  • E08.D.1.1.7 - Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

  • E08.D.1.1.8 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

  • E08.D.1.1.9 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E08.D.1.1.10 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E08.D.1.1.11 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.*

  • E08.D.1.2.1 - Use punctuation (i.e., comma, ellipsis, and dash) to indicate a pause or break.

  • E08.D.1.2.2 -Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission.

  • E08.D.1.2.3 - Spell correctly.

  • E08.D.1.2.4 - Use punctuation (i.e., commas, parentheses, and dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

  • E08.D.1.2.5 - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Standard:

Literacy.W.8.10

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:

8.11

Description:

Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student uses genre characteristics and craft to compose multiple texts that are meaningful.

Standard:

8.11.A

Description:

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

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