Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Ask students to complete a story map or graphic organizer in response to a text.
Example reflection questions:
- What does the story make you think of?
- Did you like the story? Why or why not?
- What was your favorite part of the story?
- Who was your favorite character in the story?
- Tell me about a part of the story or what happened in the story.
- Would you recommend this story to someone you know? Why or why not?
- What did you learn from reading this text?
- What was the most powerful message of this story?
- Does this story have similarities to another story? If so, what made it different?
When collecting responses, evaluate students with a rubric.
- The student is able to respond to text by giving an oral response or illustrating but cannot write comments about a text.
- The student is able to write brief comments on literary or informational texts but requires teacher prompting and support to complete.
- The student is able to write brief comments on literary texts or informational texts independently but is limited in the types of responses provided.
- The student is able to respond to literary and informational texts independently in a variety of formats.
- When assessing this standard, focus specifically on whether students are able to respond to a text in a logical manner and elaborate at an age-appropriate level.
- Assessing this SE should be done in many ways throughout the year. Teachers are encouraged to use a combination of assessment strategies when collecting data on student responses. Examples include the following:
- Ask students to leave a sticky note on the board with one thought or comment they had about the book.
- Ask students to illustrate the main event and label it with one sentence.
- Ask students to complete a graphic organizer for a story or write an alternative ending to another story.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.7.B
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(19) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to: