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ELAR 2.11

Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--writing process. The student uses the writing process recursively to compose multiple texts that are legible and uses appropriate conventions. The student is expected to:

  • (1) plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing such as drawing and brainstorming;
    • (A) develop drafts into a focused piece of writing by:
    • (B) organizing with structure; and
      • (i) developing an idea with specific and relevant details;
      • (ii) revise drafts by adding, deleting, or rearranging words, phrases, or sentences;
    • (C) edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
    • (D) complete sentences with subject-verb agreement;
      • (i) past, present, and future verb tense;
      • (ii) singular, plural, common, and proper nouns;
      • (iii) adjectives, including articles;
      • (iv) capitalization of months, days of the week, and the salutation and conclusion of a letter;
      • (v) adverbs that convey time and adverbs that convey place;
      • (vi) prepositions and prepositional phrases;
      • (vii) pronouns, including subjective, objective, and possessive cases;
      • (viii) coordinating conjunctions to form compound subjects and predicates;
      • (ix) end punctuation, apostrophes in contractions, and commas with items in a series and in dates; and
      • (x) correct spelling of words with grade-appropriate orthographic patterns and rules and high-frequency words; and
      • (xi) publish and share writing.

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