Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Grades 6, 7, 8

Language Arts
6-8.1 Listening/ speaking/ purposes
6-8.2 Listening/ speaking/ critical listening
6-8.3 Listening/ speaking/ appreciation
6-8.4 Listening/ speaking/ culture
6-8.8 Reading/ variety of texts
6-8.9 Reading/ vocabulary development
6-8.14 Reading/ culture
6-8.15 Writing/ purposes
6-8.20 Writing/ inquiry/ research
6-8.22 Viewing/ representing/ interpretation.
6-8.23 Viewing/ representing/ analysis
6-8.24 Viewing/ representing/ production

Social Studies
6.1 History
6.2 History
6.3 Geography
6.7 Geography
6.13 Citizenship
6.15 Culture
6.16 Culture
6.17 Culture
6.18 Culture
6.19 Culture
6-7.21 Social studies skills
6-7.22 Social studies skills
6-7.23 Social studies skills
8.30 Social studies skills
8.31 Social studies skills
8.32 Social studies skills

Fine Art
6-8.1 Perception
6-8.2 Creative expression/ performance
6- 8.3 Historical/ cultural heritage.
6- 8.4 Response/ evaluation


Another important resource for connecting the TEKS to art education in Texas is the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts (CEDFA), which can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://finearts.esc20.net/resource_center.htm