Texas Assessments Standards (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.7R. STAAR Grade 7 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.
(7.8) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
7.8 (A) Determine the figurative meaning of phrases and analyze how an author's use of language creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Reporting Category 3: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.
(7.11) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Persuasive Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:
7.11 (A) Analyze the structure of the central argument in contemporary policy speeches (e.g., argument by cause and effect, analogy, authority) and identify the different types of evidence used to support the argument. Supporting Standard (STAAR)