• B=beginning skill      S=secure skill   D=Developing 

    Underlined-finished with this skill       Red=working on this now

     

    1. What reasons and evidence did the speaker provide to support his/her points?

    S= Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

    2. How do I write compound sentences?

    • D=Identify and name the function of conjunctions.
    • S=Write compound sentences using the correct coordinating (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).
    • S= Use a comma before the coordinating conjunction.
    • S=Correct errors with compound sentences.How do I identify and use progressive tense verbs in writing?
    • S=Identify and locate verbs in the progressive tense in mentor texts.
    • S=When given a mentor sentence, find and correct errors in the progressive tense.
    • S=Form and use the progressive tense when writing.

     

    3. How do I identify and use progressive tense verbs in writing?

    S=Identify and locate verbs in the progressive tense in mentor texts.

    S=When given a mentor sentence, find and correct errors in the progressive tense.

    S=Form and use the progressive tense when writing.

     

    4.  How do I plan and draft my opinion writing?

    S= Determine your opinion about an issue.

    S=Identify the intended audience.

    S=Use a graphic organizer to record reasons, facts, and details in a logical order in which related ideas are grouped together.

    S=Use a plan to write a draft of the opinion writing piece that includes an introduction, body, and conclusion.

     

    5. How do I revise my opinion writing to best convey my ideas?

    S=Write and introduction that states your opinion/claim to the audience.

    S=Group ideas to support writer's purpose.

    S=Use transition words/phrases to link the reasons to the opinion(for instance, in order to, in addition).

     

    6. Which verb should I use to ask permission, share a possibility, or share an intention?

    S=Identify and locate modal auxiliaries in mentor texts (could, should, would, may, can, might).

    S=When given a mentor sentence, find and correct errors with modal auxiliaries.

    S=Form and use modal auxiliaries when writing.

     

    7. How do I revise my opinion writing to make it more convincing?

    S=Use clear nouns and verbs to convey ideas precisely.

    S=Choose punctuation for effect.

    S=Choose words and phrases for effect.

    D=Use a variety of sentence types (simple and compound) to appeal to the audience.

     

    8. How do I publish and share my opinion writing?

    B=Match the format (letter, speech, petition, poster, podcast, blog, etc.) to the writer's purpose and audience.

    D=Edit the draft for grammar and conventions.

    D=Rewrite or type the writing into a final copy.

    S=Present published piece to the intended audience.

Last Modified on January 12, 2020