W 8.1 I can write persuasive essays and support my position with clear reasons and evidence.
A I can introduce my position.
I can address any counterarguments.
I can organize my paper logically.
B I can support my position/counterargument with logical statements and evidence.
I can use accurate sources and show I understand the original text.
C I can use words, phrases and clauses so my paper makes sense.
D I can create and maintain a formal, academic writing style
E I can write a solid conclusion that supports my position.
W 8.2 I can write an informative paper that examines a relevant topic.
A I can introduce my topic clearly.
I can use a variety of strategies to help overall understanding of my paper. (Organization, formatting, graphics, & multimedia).
B I can develop my topic with relevant, well-chosen details, quotes and other information.
C I can use a variety of transitions.
D I can use grade-level vocabulary to explain about my topic.
E I can create and maintain a formal, academic writing style.
F I can write a solid conclusion that supports my topic.
W 8.3 I can write an effective, fictional narrative story with descriptive details.
A I can write an engaging story with a point of view and characters.
I can write and organize a story’s events that make sense.
B I can correctly use dialogue & pacing to develop the story/characters.
C I can use transition words in my narrative that show changing time or setting.
D I can use descriptive vocabulary and precise details to capture the action and events in my story.
E I can write a logical/complete conclusion to my story. (No: “To Be Continued…”)
W 8.4 I can write clearly.
I can develop my writing to fit the appropriate audience.
W 8.5 I can use peer and/or adult editors to plan, rewrite, and edit my writing.
W 8.6 I can use appropriate technology to write and publish my writing.
I can cite my sources correctly. ? I can collaborate with my peers online.
W 8.7 I can research a topic to answer a specific question, using several sources.
W 8.9. I can research information online and in print.
I can search the internet using effective search terms.
I can determine if a website is credible or not.
I can avoid plagiarism by using a standard citation format.
W 8.9 I can take information from the text and use it to support my analysis, reflections and research.
A I can apply all reading standards to literature.
B I can apply all reading standards to non-fiction text.
W 8.10 I can learn how to write over an extended period of time. ? I can learn how write in a short time frame.