Texas TEKS Standards
TX.110.19. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 7
(7.9) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain the difference between the theme of a literary work and the author's purpose in an expository text.
TX.110.25. English Language Arts and Reading, Reading (Elective Credit). 2009-2010
(R.8) The student reads critically to evaluate texts in order to determine the credibility of sources. The student is expected to:
R.8 (B) Evaluate how a writer's motivation, stance, or position may affect text credibility, structure, or tone.