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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:

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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