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 one of the following tasks to illustrate understanding and interaction with a text.
- Make a pamphlet for the book that would make someone want to read the book.
- Create a book review to share with others.
- Create a diorama of a book that clearly displays character, setting, plot, and problem/resolution.
Teacher prompts to elicit interactions with a text:
- Do you like the text? Why or why not?
- Draw your favorite part of the story.
- Draw your favorite character.
- What was the funniest part of the text?
- Draw something that you read in the text.
- Write about how changing the setting could change the text.
- Draw a new character that could fit in the text.
- This SE is less about the quality of the work than about interacting with text in a meaningful way. If students are able to express what they are writing or drawing in a legible manner and show enthusiasm for responding to the text, they have met this SE.
- If students require guidance on expectations for work, a quality rubric could be used to encourage meaningful responses instead of impulsive responses, but that rubric would not be an assessment of this SE specifically. Rather, it would be an assessment of quality.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.7.E
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(25) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students are expected to: