Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Topic: Writing Standards, Grade 7

Arguments. Acknowledge opposing claims. Sustain an objective style and tone. Provide a concluding statement.

Informative/explanatory texts. Introduce a topic that provide a sense of what is to follow. Use precise language. Provide a conclusion.

Narrative writing. Organize a sequence of events or experiences. Develop narrative with complex characters and conflict.

Plan, revise and edit.

Research. Short, focused projects in response to a question. Use multiple sources. Assess credibility of each source. Follow standard format for citation.

Response to literary or informational sources. Demonstrate how a modern work of fiction can be found in traditional literature.  Identify stated and unstated premises of an argument.

Write for a range of tasks, and for varied purposes and for specific audiences.

I have tried to highlight significant standards and those that are new to the grade level. Assume that the standards previously listed in grade 6 are also listed at this level.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.

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