W.1 Write effectively for a variety of tasks, purposes, and audiences
7.W.1 Write routinely over a variety of time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences; apply reading standards to support analysis, reflection, and research by drawing evidence from literature and nonfiction texts.
W.2 Demonstrate the ability to write legibly
7.W.2 Students are expected to build upon and continue applying concepts learned previously.
W.3 Develop and refine writing skills by writing for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
7.W.3.1 Write arguments in a variety of forms that
7.W.3.1.a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and use appropriate organizational structures.
7.W.3.1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
7.W.3.2 Write informative compositions on a variety of topics that
7.W.3.2.a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition and classification; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
7.W.3.3.b Organize an event sequence (e.g., conflict, climax, resolution) that unfolds naturally and logically, using a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
7.W.3.3.c Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
7.W.3.3.d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
7.W.3.3.e Provide an ending that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
W.4 Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting, revising, editing, and collaborating with others
7.W.4 Apply the writing process to
7.W.4.a Plan and develop; draft; revise using appropriate reference materials; rewrite; try a new approach; and edit to produce and strengthen writing that is clear and coherent, with some guidance and support from peers and adults.