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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Informational Text Prompts

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.17

Description:

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

Standard:

8.17.A

Description:

write a multi-paragraph essay to convey information about a topic that:
  1. presents effective introductions and concluding paragraphs;
  2. contains a clearly stated purpose or controlling idea;
  3. is logically organized with appropriate facts and details and includes no extraneous information or inconsistencies;
  4. accurately synthesizes ideas from several sources; and
  5. uses a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions to link paragraphs;

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.B

Description:

compose informational texts, including multi-paragraph essays that convey information about a topic, using a clear controlling idea or thesis statement and genre characteristics and craft;

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