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    WRITING
     

    5.1 The student will listen, draw conclusions, and share responses in subject-related group learning activities.

    • Participate in and contribute to discussions across content areas.
    • Organize information to present reports of group activities.
    • Summarize information gathered in group activities.
    • Communicate new ideas to others.

       

    5.2 The student will use effective nonverbal communication skills.

    • Maintain eye contact with listeners.
    • Use gestures to support, accentuate, and dramatize verbal message.
    • Use facial expressions to support and dramatize verbal message.
    • Use posture appropriate for communication setting.
    • Determine appropriate content for audience.
    • Organize content sequentially around major ideas.
    • Summarize main points as they relate to main idea or supporting details.
    • Incorporate visual media to support the presentation.
    • Use language and style appropriate to the audience, topic, and purpose.
    • The student will use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver planned oral presentations.



    5.3 The student will make planned oral presentations.

    • Determine appropriate content for audience.
    • Organize content sequentially or around major ideas.
    • Summarize main points before or after presentation.
    • Incorporate visual aids to support the presentation.
    • Use grammatically correct language and specific vocabulary.



    5.7 The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, to explain, and to persuade. 

    • Identify intended audience.
    • Use a variety of prewriting strategies.
    • Organize information to convey a central idea.
    • Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea.
    • Write multiparagraph compositions.
    • Use precise and descriptive vocabulary to create tone and voice.
    • Vary sentence structure by using transition words.
    • Revise for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information.
    • Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.
    • Use available technology to access information.


    5.8  The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.

    • Use plural possessives.
    • Use adjective and adverb comparisons.
    • Identify and use interjections.
    • Use apostrophes in contractions and possessives.
    • Use quotation marks with dialogue.
    • Use commas to indicate interrupters and in the salutation and closing of a letter.
    • Use a hyphen to divide words at the end of a line.
    • Edit for clausal fragments, run-on sentences, and excessive coordination.
    • Identify and use conjunctions.
    • Eliminate double negatives.
    • Use correct spelling of commonly used words.
    Use developmentally appropriate sound, pattern and/or meaning units to spell in isolation.
    Use developmentally appropriate sound, pattern and/or meaning units to spell in written work.
     
     
    *Beginning with the 2013 spring administration of grades 5, 8, and end-of-course Standards of Learning (SOL) writing assessments, Virginia students will complete all direct writing tests online. Teachers need to provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish writing using computers.