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Informative

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 7

 

Informative Essays

 

  1.  The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.

 

a)    Identify intended audience.

b)    Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c)    Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.    

d)    Establish a central idea and organization.    

e)    Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement.     

f)    Write multi-paragraph compositions with unity elaborating the central idea.    

g)    Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h)    Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i)    Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.

j)    Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

k)    Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

  • identify intended audience and purpose.

  • use a variety of prewriting strategies including:

    • brainstorming;
    • webbing;
    • mapping;
    • outlining;
    • clustering;
    • listing; and
    • using graphic organizers.
  • explain, analyze, or summarize a topic.

  • write an effective thesis statement focusing, limiting, or narrowing the topic.

  • differentiate between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.

  • choose an appropriate strategy for organizing ideas such as comparison/contrast, personal narrative, cause/effect, etc., and  provide transitions between ideas.

  • create multi-paragraph compositions focusing on a central idea and using elaborating details, reasons, or examples as appropriate for audience and purpose.

  • include an appropriate introduction and satisfying conclusion.

  • sustain a formal style.

  • use written expression to draft and revise compositions with attention to:

    • voice;
    • tone;
    • selection of information;
    • embedded phrases and clauses that clarify meaning;
    • vivid and precise vocabulary;
    • figurative language; and
    • sentence variety.
  • recognize terms illustrative of tone, such as, but not limited to:

    • serious;
    • sarcastic;
    • objective;
    • enthusiastic;
    • solemn;
    • humorous;
    • hostile;
    • personal; and
    • impersonal.
  • apply revising procedures in peer and self-review, including:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.

 

  • use available computer technology to assist throughout the writing process.

 

Narrative

 

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 7

 

Narrative Essays

 

7.7  The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.

 

a)    Identify intended audience.

b)    Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c)    Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.    

d)    Establish a central idea and organization.    

e)    Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement.     

f)    Write multi-paragraph compositions with unity elaborating the central idea.    

g)    Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h)    Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i)    Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.

j)    Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

k)    Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

  • develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences when writing narratives.

  • engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

  • organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

  • use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

  • create multi-paragraph compositions focusing on a central idea and using elaborating details, reasons, or examples as appropriate for audience and purpose.

  • include an appropriate introduction and satisfying conclusion.

  • sustain a formal style.

  • use written expression to draft and revise compositions with attention to:

    • voice;
    • tone;
    • selection of information;
    • embedded phrases and clauses that clarify meaning;
    • vivid and precise vocabulary;
    • figurative language; and
    • sentence variety.
  • recognize terms illustrative of tone, such as, but not limited to:

    • serious;
    • sarcastic;
    • objective;
    • enthusiastic;
    • solemn;
    • humorous;
    • hostile;
    • personal; and
    • impersonal.
  • apply revising procedures in peer and self-review, including:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.

 

  • use available computer technology to assist throughout the writing process.

 

Persuasive

VIRGINIA ELA STANDARDS AND SKILLS

http://www.doe.virginia.gov (Adopted 2010)

 

Grade 7


 

Persuasive Essays

 

7.7  The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.

 

a)    Identify intended audience.

b)    Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c)    Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.    

d)    Establish a central idea and organization.    

e)    Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement.     

f)    Write multi-paragraph compositions with unity elaborating the central idea.    

g)    Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h)    Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i)    Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.

j)    Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

k)    Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

 

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

  • identify intended audience and purpose.

  • use a variety of prewriting strategies including:

    • brainstorming;
    • webbing;
    • mapping;
    • outlining;
    • clustering;
    • listing; and
    • using graphic organizers.
  • explain, analyze, or summarize a topic.

  • write an effective thesis statement focusing, limiting, or narrowing the topic.

  • differentiate between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.

  • choose an appropriate strategy for organizing ideas such as comparison/contrast, personal narrative, cause/effect, etc., and  provide transitions between ideas.

  • create multi-paragraph compositions focusing on a central idea and using elaborating details, reasons, or examples as appropriate for audience and purpose.

  • include an appropriate introduction and satisfying conclusion.

  • sustain a formal style.

  • use written expression to draft and revise compositions with attention to:

    • voice;
    • tone;
    • selection of information;
    • embedded phrases and clauses that clarify meaning;
    • vivid and precise vocabulary;
    • figurative language; and
    • sentence variety.
  • recognize terms illustrative of tone, such as, but not limited to:

    • serious;
    • sarcastic;
    • objective;
    • enthusiastic;
    • solemn;
    • humorous;
    • hostile;
    • personal; and
    • impersonal.
  • apply revising procedures in peer and self-review, including:

    • rereading;
    • reflecting;
    • rethinking; and
    • rewriting.

 

  • use available computer technology to assist throughout the writing process.

 

 


 

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