7.B The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences. Discuss and keep a list of writing ideas. Write clear, coherent, and focused papers, progressing through the stages of the writing process. Work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
7.B.1 The student will use the writing process to write coherently.
7.B.1.1 Use a writing process to develop composition skills. Students are expected to use prewriting strategies, write and revise multiple drafts, edit, and share their compositions.
7.B.1.2 Use details, examples, reasons, and evidence to develop an idea.
7.B.1.3 Use spatial, chronological, and climactic organizational patterns as appropriate to purpose.
7.B.1.4 Use effective transitions between sentences and paragraphs.
7.B.1.8 Publish and present writing to peers and adults.
7.B.2 The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 7, write narrative, expository, persuasive, argumentative, reflective, and descriptive modes of at least 500 to 750 words. Introduce biographical and autobiographical narratives and write summaries of grade-level-appropriate reading material. The writing demonstrates a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process as well as an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.
7.B.2.1 Compose fictional, biographical or autobiographical narratives that:
7.B.2.1.a establish a plot using an action segment to create an effective sequence of events.
7.B.2.1.b establish and develop character(s) and setting.
7.B.2.1.c maintain a consistent point of view.
7.B.2.1.d use a range of narrative devices including dialogue, suspense, anecdotes, or foreshadowing.
7.B.2.1.e adjust tone and style as necessary to make writing interesting and engaging to the audience.
7.B.2.2 Compose expository text to include research reports that:
7.B.2.2.a state the thesis and include relevant and focused questions about the topic.
7.B.2.2.b communicate clear and accurate perspectives on the subject.
7.B.2.2.c include paraphrased evidence and supporting details compiled through the formal research process, including use of a library catalog, magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, online sources, and other reference materials.
7.B.2.2.d document sources with reference notes and a bibliography.