Texas 9th Grade Writing Standards

LiteracyTA provides writing skills that Texas educators use to teach Texas 9th Grade Writing Standards.

The Texas literacy standards are the what. The skills below and the related eCoach discussions are the how. In the table below, you will find next to each Texas writing standard practical skills, classroom resources, rich conversations and teaching ideas that move all students toward achieving Texas standards!

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Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

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Have fun writing a complete essay in a short amount of time.
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Analyzing Research Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs, tasks, and sources in a research prompt.
Analyzing Research Prompts

Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Break down writing prompts and tasks.
Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Building a Reading and Writing Plan

Build an outline that organizes all parts in a writing task including the required textual details.
Building a Reading and Writing Plan

Cause and Effect Organizer

Keep track of cause and effect relationships in a text.
Cause and Effect Organizer

Compare and Contrast Organizer

Keep track of ideas that are being compared and contrasted in a text.
Compare and Contrast Organizer

Expanding Summary

Write about the main ideas in a text, adding more information with each new summary.
Expanding Summary

Informative Essay Writing Plan

Write informative and explanatory essays with our flexible writing plan.
Informative Essay Writing Plan

Integrating Sources

Use these templates to practice integrating sources into your writing.
Integrating Sources

Online Portfolio

Build a website to showcase your work over a period of time.
Online Portfolio

Problem and Solution Organizer

Keep track of problems and solutions in a text.
Problem and Solution Organizer

Rhetorical Precis

Write a concise summary of an author's argument.
Rhetorical Precis

Source Summary

Summarize an author's argument/main ideas, key supporting details, text structure, and purpose.
Source Summary

Synthesizing Claims

Synthesize claims in a text in order to understand an author's central claim.
Synthesizing Claims

Taking Research Notes

Take research notes on various topics and record source information.
Taking Research Notes

Timed Writing Process

Prepare for timed writing situations with an effective process.
Timed Writing Process

Writing Abstracts

Practice writing concise summaries of scientific projects, research, and investigations.
Writing Abstracts
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