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Skills available for Texas twelfth-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, syntax, and rhetorical strategies;

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

    • C formulate sound arguments and present using elements of classical speeches such as introduction, first and second transitions, body, conclusion, the art of persuasion, rhetorical devices, employing 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