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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Argumentative Text Prompts

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.18

Description:

Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues.

Standard:

8.18.A

Description:

establishes a clear thesis or position;

Standard:

8.18.B

Description:

considers and responds to the views of others and anticipates and answers reader concerns and counter-arguments;

Standard:

8.18.C

Description:

includes evidence that is logically organized to support the author's viewpoint and that differentiates between fact and opinion.

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.C

Description:

compose multi-paragraph argumentative texts using genre characteristics and craft;

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