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An overview of the writing standards for the CA 7th grade writing exam.

An overview of the writing standards for the CA 7th grade writing exam.

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  • Seventh Grade Writing Standards Rene Malamed Tech 290/Cohort 21 September 17, 2008
  • Standards
    • 2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
      • 2.1 Write fictional or autobiographical narratives
      • 2.2 Write responses to literature
      • 2.4 Write persuasive compositions
      • 2.5 Write summaries of reading materials
  • Four Types of Writing
    • Narrative
    • Persuasive
    • Summary
    • Response to Literature
  • Narrative
    • A story
    • Beginning, middle, end
    • No color-coding!
    • First Person
    • Multi-paragraph
  • Planning a Narrative
    • Quick Notes
    • A little pig
    • Escapes to city
    Quick Sketch
  • Elements of Narratives
    • Plot
    • Dialogue
    • Characters
    • Setting
  • Narrative Must-haves
    • Description
      • Show, don’t tell!
    • An interesting start
      • Not “once upon a time” or “Hi, my name is…”
    • Your character reaches a goal, solves a problem
  • Persuasive
    • Multi-Paragraph Essay
    • Thesis states a clear position
    • Arguments support thesis
    • Counterpoints addressed
  • Argue One Side Only
    • Choose the side you can argue the best!
      • Not necessarily the side you agree with
      • You want at least three arguments
    • Pros Cons
    • 1 ???
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Planning the Persuasive Essay
    • Block it out
    • Background
    • Thesis/plan
    • Argument 1 Argument 2 Argument 3
    • Support Support Support
    • Counter Arguments
    • Conclusion
  • Counter Arguments
    • Strengthen your argument by addressing counter arguments
      • Explain why the opposing view is wrong
      • “ Even though ….”
  • Summary
    • Multi-paragraph
    • Introduction, body, but no formal conclusion
    • Non-fiction reading
  • Start by Taking Two-Column Notes
    • *Idea 1
    • *Idea 2
    • -Support
    • . Example
    • . Example
    • -Support
    • . Example
  • Summary Topic Sentence
    • Name it Verb it Finish it
    • “ Title” describes the main idea
    • illustrates
  • Summary 4
    • Start with the summary topic sentence
    • Each yellow idea and its red support are a separate body paragraph
    • Wrap it up with a concluding idea, sentence
    • Summarize main ideas, don’t retell the reading
  • Response to Literature
    • Introduce (begin your thesis with the summary topic sentence : “Of Mice and Men captures the true meaning of friendship.”
    • Find two to three pieces of evidence to support your thesis statement
    • Turn these pieces of evidence into your plan sentence
  • Planning the Response
    • Follow the same structure as the other expository essays
    • -Green introduction ( Thesis and plan )
    • -Yellow and red body paragraphs ( Transition topic sentences and examples, explanations, etc.
    • - Green conclusion
  • Finding Evidence to Support Thesis
    • Highlight quotes in the reading that support your ideas
    • Use the quotes as “reds” to support your main points
    • Don’t forget to explain and elaborate on the quotes to further support your point
  • Making Connections
    • Try to find a connection between the reading and something else
      • Text to self
      • Text to text
      • Text to world
    • You can incorporate this into your essay as evidence if it supports your thesis
  • References
    • Images
      • Clipart in Microsoft Powerpoint
    • Instructional strategies
      • Step Up To Writing