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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 2

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Reading/ELA:

Standard 4.0 Writing

Students will compose in a variety of modes by developing content, employing specific forms, and selecting language appropriate for a particular audience and purpose.

Indicator

  • 1. Compose texts using the prewriting and drafting strategies of effective writers and speakers
Objectives
  1. Generate ideas and topics and make a plan before writing
  2. Write a first draft with a main idea and supporting details
  3. Organize related ideas into a simple paragraph

Indicator

  • 2. Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas, inform, and persuade
Objectives
  1. Write to express personal ideas using a variety of forms, such as journals, narratives, letters, and reports
  2. Contribute to a shared writing experience or topic of interest
  3. Use sensory details to expand ideas
  4. Compose to inform using major points and examples to support a main idea
  5. Write persuasive text to support a stated opinion
  6. Write a variety of responses to text, such as response logs, journals, and constructed responses

Indicator

  • 3. Compose texts using the revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers
Objectives
  1. Improve writing by
    • Maintaining a topic
    • Adding ideas
    • Deleting unrelated ideas
  2. Proofread and edit writing for
    • Complete sentences
    • Capitalization at the beginning of sentences
    • Capitalization of proper nouns
    • Punctuation at the end of sentences
    • Commas with dates, salutations, and closing, and items in a series
    • Apostrophes in contractions
    • Quotation marks in simple dialogue
  3. Prepare writing for publication

Indicator

  • 4. Identify how language choices in writing and speaking affect thoughts and feelings
Objectives
  1. Use colorful language to convey thoughts and feelings in formal and informal writing
  2. Acquire and use new vocabulary

Indicator

Objectives
  1. Use sensory words and other details to expand and improve student's own writing
  2. Examine and use basic transitions, such as "and," "but," "or," "first," "second," and "last"

Indicator

  • 6. Explain how textual changes in a work clarify meaning or fulfill a purpose
Objective
  1. Revise own text for word choice

Indicator

  • 7. Locate, retrieve, and use information from various sources to accomplish a purpose
Objectives
  1. Identify and use sources of information on a topic
  2. Use various information retrieval sources (traditional and/or electronic) to obtain information on a topic
  3. Use note taking and organizational strategies to record and organize information
    • Participate in teacher-directed note taking and organization of information
  4. Use information to fulfill a given purpose

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

11/15/07