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Skills available for Texas eleventh-grade language arts standards

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1-3 Developing and sustaining foundational language skills

  • 1 Listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking--oral language. The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and discussion.

    • A engage in meaningful and respectful discourse when evaluating the clarity and coherence of a speaker's message and critiquing the impact of a speaker's use of diction and syntax;

    • B follow and give complex instructions, clarify meaning by asking pertinent questions, and respond appropriately;

    • C give a formal presentation that exhibits a logical structure, smooth transitions, accurate evidence, well-chosen details, and rhetorical devices and that employs eye contact, speaking rate such as pauses for effect, volume, enunciation, purposeful gestures, and conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively; and

    • D participate collaboratively, offering ideas or judgments that are purposeful in moving the team toward goals, asking relevant and insightful questions, tolerating a range of positions and ambiguity in decision making, and evaluating the work of the group based on agreed-upon criteria.

  • 2 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--vocabulary. The student uses newly acquired vocabulary expressively.

  • 3 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--self-sustained reading. The student reads grade-appropriate texts independently. The student is expected to self-select text and read independently for a sustained period of time.

4 Comprehension skills

5 Response skills

6-7 Multiple genres

8 Author's purpose and craft

9-10 Composition

11 Inquiry and research