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  1. 1. Writing Grade 8
  2. 2. Build Good Habits <ul><li>Keep a notebook. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This can be an online notebook, like a weblog or online word processor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Write with feeling. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate what is important to you </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Writing Process <ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather details about the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compose a first draft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review the first draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change unclear or incomplete ideas </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Writing Process <ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proofread for correctness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your final composition </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Big Picture <ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideas Good writing has a clear message, purpose, and focus. The writing has specific ideas and details.
  7. 7. Organization Good writing has a clear beginning, middle, and ending. It should be easy to follow.
  8. 8. Voice The best writing is written in the author’s voice. The voice should also consider the audience.
  9. 9. Word Choice Good writing uses strong words, including specific nouns and verbs, and descriptive adjectives.
  10. 10. Sentence Fluency Good writing flows smoothly from one sentence to the next. Sentences should vary in length and begin in a variety of ways.
  11. 11. Conventions Good writing is carefully edited so it is easy to understand. The rules for punctuation,spelling, capitalization, and grammar are followed closely.