The student will use the writing process to write coherently.
The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences.
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Use the writing process to develop, extend, and refine composition skills by using a variety of prewriting strategies, such as brainstorming, clustering, illustrating, webbing, using graphic organizers, notes, and logs.
Understand and demonstrate familiarity with the writing process and format (beginning, middle, and ending) and structure of main idea (exposition, body, and conclusion).
Use common organizational structures for providing information in writing, such as chronological/sequential order, cause and effect, or similarity and difference, and posing and answering questions.
Select a focus and an organizational structure based upon purpose/mode, audience, and required format.
Edit/proofread drafts, using standard editing marks, to ensure standard usage, mechanics, spelling, and varied sentence structure to improve meaning and clarity.