9.9.6 The student will develop narrative, expository, and persuasive writings for a variety of audiences and purposes. a) Generate, gather, and organize ideas for writing. b) Plan and organize writing to address a specific audience and purpose. c) Communicate clearly the purpose of the writing using a thesis statement where appropriate. d) Write clear, varied sentences using specific vocabulary and information. e) Elaborate ideas clearly through word choice and vivid description. f) Arrange paragraphs into a logical progression. g) Use transitions between paragraphs and ideas. h) Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy and depth of information. i) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing
9.9.6.A understand that writing is a process.
9.9.6.B understand the importance of audience, purpose and point of view when writing.
126.96.36.199 plan and develop organized and focused written products that demonstrate their understanding of composing, written expression, and usage/mechanics and that reflect an appropriate audience and purpose.
188.8.131.52 use computer technology to assist in the writing process.
9.9.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing. a) Use and apply rules for the parts of a sentence, including subject/verb, direct/indirect object, and predicate nominative/predicate adjective, and coordinating conjunctions. b) Use parallel structures across sentences and paragraphs. c) Use appositives, main clauses, and subordinate clauses. d) Use commas and semicolons to distinguish and divide main and subordinate clauses. e) Distinguish between active and passive voice. f) Proofread and edit writing for intended audience and purpose.
9.9.7.A understand that grammatical and syntactical choices convey a writer's message.
9.9.7.B recognize 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.
9.9.7.C write using various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.