8.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.
Writing Genres: Argumentative, Informative, and Narrative
8.W.3.1 Write arguments in a variety of forms that
8.W.3.1.a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
8.W.3.1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
8.W.3.2 Write informative compositions on a variety of topics that
8.W.3.2.a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
8.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.
8.W.3.3.c Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
8.W.3.3.d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
8.W.3.3.e Provide an ending that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
The Writing Process
8.W.4 Apply the writing process to all formal writing including but not limited to argumentative, informative, and narrative.
8.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.
8.W.6.1.b Verbs — Explaining the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences; forming and using active and passive voice; recognizing and correcting inappropriate shifts in verb voice.