TEKS Talk - SLA Authors Purpose image

Knowledge and Skills Statement

Author's purpose and craft: 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.
Author's craft is the intentional and deliberate use of organizational patterns, text and graphic features, sentence structures, devices, and language to create an effective written work; author’s craft may vary by genre.
the author’s primary goal in a piece of writing, such as to narrate, to argue, to review, to explain, or to examine.
the process of arriving at a judgment of the worth of a text by examining the extent to which its content, form, and style achieve the author's desired purpose
Recursos y elementos del lenguaje que el autor utiliza para crear y enriquecer un texto escrito, tales como el patrón organizacional que sigue, los elementos gráficos que emplea, el lenguaje que utiliza y la forma en que estructura las oraciones; estos recursos y elementos pueden variar de acuerdo al género.