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Skills available for Texas kindergarten language arts standards

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1-4 Developing and sustaining foundational language skills

5 Comprehension skills

6 Response skills

7-8 Multiple genres

  • 7 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--literary elements. The student recognizes and analyzes literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts.

    • A discuss topics and determine the basic theme using text evidence with adult assistance;

    • B identify and describe the main character(s);

    • C describe the elements of plot development, including the main events, the problem, and the resolution for texts read aloud with adult assistance; and

    • D describe the setting.

  • 8 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.

9 Author's purpose and craft

  • 9 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances.

    • A discuss with adult assistance the author's purpose for writing text;

    • B discuss with adult assistance how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;

    • C discuss with adult assistance the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;

    • D discuss with adult assistance how the author uses words that help the reader visualize; and

    • E listen to and experience first- and third-person texts.

10-11 Composition

12 Inquiry and research

  • 12 Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes.

    • A generate questions for formal and informal inquiry with adult assistance;

    • B develop and follow a research plan with adult assistance;

    • C gather information from a variety of sources with adult assistance;

    • D demonstrate understanding of information gathered with adult assistance; and

    • E use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results.