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The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing. a) Use a variety of graphic organizers, including sentence diagrams, to analyze and improve sentence formation and paragraph structure. b) Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses. c) Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns. d) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs. e) Eliminate double negatives. f) Use quotation marks with dialogue. g) Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. h) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas. c) Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic. d) Establish a central idea and organization. e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate. f) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity. g) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice. h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences. i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information. j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.