8.B The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences.
8.B.1 The student will use the writing process to write coherently.
8.B.1.1 Use a writing process to develop and refine composition skills. Students are expected to use a variety of prewriting strategies such as brainstorming, outlining, free writing, discussing, clustering, webbing, using graphic organizers, notes, logs, and reading to generate ideas and gather information.
8.B.1.2 Develop a main idea/thesis through use of details, examples, reasons, anecdotes, and use patterns as appropriate to purpose such as spatial, chronological, and climactic.
8.B.1.3 Blend paragraphs, with effective transitions, into larger text.