| Writing Expectation
|Student is able to develop and organize content
- identifies topic, purpose and audience
- identifies, sorts, and orders ideas
- selection of evidence
- introduction, body, conclusion
- consideration of purpose and audience evident
- evidence used to support ideas
- contains intro, body, and conclusion
- reconsider purpose
- seem to have the wrong audience. Consider who your audience is.
- tone should be formal for this type of essay.
- think about ordering your ideas. You may want to consider organizing by theme, chronology, or some other method
- You are missing evidence.
- Think about an effective way to “hook” your audience in your introduction
- Think of a way to transition between body paragraphs.
- Leave your reader with something to think about in your conclusion
- Try to make your essay less mechanical by breaking out of the formulaic 5 paragraph essay
| Student is able to use a variety of stylistic elements appropriate for purpose and audience.
- establishes voice
- word choice
- rhetorical devices
- sentence crafting
- voice is unique and engaging
- word choice matches grade level
- rhetorical devices used for impact
- sentence structure varies
- Find a way to make this writing your own. you need to find your writing “voice.”
- Avoid writing in passive voice
- Write about literature in the present tense
- When you are finished a draft go through and find any “weak” words and “upgrade” them. Weak words: good, get, bad, thing, stuff
- Review rhetorical devices and try to use one or two in your next piece of writing.
- Vary the length of your sentences for impact.
- Integrate your quotations using a variety of methods
- Avoid “this demonstrates” or “this quotation proves”
- Be precise with your language
|Student is able to demonstrate knowledge of language conventions to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
- Review spelling of_______
- Go on No Red Ink and review
- comma splices
- run-on sentences
- sentence fragments
- subject-verb agreement
- parallel structure
|Understanding Literary Texts: demonstrate an understanding
- understands content
- makes inferences
- analyses text
- identify perspective and bias
- use of evidence
- Avoid content errors by rereading text
- Try close reading significant passages to add sophistication and detail to your use of evidence
- Use the best evidence available
- Pay more attention to language, character development, setting, literary devices, patterns,____________