Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.110.23. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 7, Adopted 2017
7.8. Multiple genres: 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. The student is expected to:
7.8.E. Analyze characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
7.8.E.iii. Identifying the intended audience or reader.
7.9. 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. The student is expected to:
7.9.A. Explain the author's purpose and message within a text.