1.3: Revises to improve text. W
1.3.1 Revises text, including changing words, sentences, paragraphs, and ideas. · Uses multiple resources regularly to identify needed changes (e.g., writing guide, checklist, criteria, adult, peer).
Develops ideas and organizes writing. W
3.1.1 Analyzes ideas, selects a manageable topic, and elaborates using specific, relevant details and/or examples.
· Presents a central idea, theme, and manageable thesis while maintaining a consistent focus
· Selects specific details relevant to the topic to extend ideas and develop elaboration (e.g., multiple examples, statistics, anecdotes, reasons).
3.1.2 Analyzes and selects an effective organizational structure.
· Writes unified, cohesive paragraphs (e.g., supporting examples in order of importance, paragraph topic connected by transitions).
· Uses effective organizational patterns as determined by purpose:
1.5: Publishes text to share with audience. W
1.5.1 Publishes in formats that are appropriate for specific audiences and purposes.
· Publishes material in appropriate form (e.g., slide show, brochure, postcard) and format (e.g., colors, font, layout, key words and phrases instead of sentences) for visual and dramatic presentations (e.g., readers’ theater script).
4.1: Analyzes and evaluates others’ and own writing. W
· Identifies aspects of the author’s craft (e.g., point of view, purpose, bias).
4.1.2 Analyzes and evaluates own writing using established criteria.
· Explains strengths and weaknesses of own writing using criteria (e.g., WASL, classroom-created, or 6-trait rubrics; scoring guides specific to purpose or form of assignment).
4.2: Sets goals for improvement. W
4.2.1 Evaluates and adjusts writing goals using criteria.
· Writes reflection about growth in writing and creates an improvement plan