10.10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and evaluate with an emphasis on exposition and analysis. a) Generate, gather, plan, and organize ideas for writing to address a specific audience and purpose. b) Synthesize information to support the thesis. c) Elaborate ideas clearly through word choice and vivid description. d) Write clear and varied sentences, clarifying ideas with precise and relevant evidence. e) Organize ideas into a logical sequence using transitions. f) Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy, and depth of information. g) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.
10.10.6.A understand that writing is a process.
10.10.6.B understand expository and analytical texts and develop products that reflect that understanding.
10.10.6.15 use computer technology to assist in the writing process.
10.10.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing. a) Distinguish between active and passive voice. b) Apply rules governing use of the colon. c) Use a style manual, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA), to apply rules for punctuation and formatting of direct quotations. d) Differentiate between in-text citations and works cited on the bibliography page. e) Analyze the writing of others. f) Describe how the author accomplishes the intended purpose of a piece of writing. g) Suggest how writing might be improved. h) Proofread and edit final product for intended audience and purpose.
10.10.7.A understand that active voice means that the subject of a verb performs the action and passive voice means that the subject of a verb receives the action.