Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.110.23. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 7, Adopted 2017
7.5. Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses metacognitive skills to both develop and deepen comprehension of increasingly complex texts. The student is expected to:
7.5.F. Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding.
7.5.G. Evaluate details read to determine key ideas.
7.6. 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. The student is expected to:
7.6.C. Use text evidence to support an appropriate response.
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.D. Analyze characteristics and structural elements of informational text, including:
7.8.D.i. The controlling idea or thesis with supporting evidence.
7.8.E. Analyze characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
7.8.E.ii. Explaining how the author uses various types of evidence and consideration of alternatives to support the argument.