Writing Workshop



Performance Indicators:

 P.S ELA-4 Writing Analysis:   Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

A. Select and limit a debatable thesis.
B. Research evidence using credible sources.
C. Select an appropriate organizational plan.
D. Acknowledge alternate sides of a position.
E. Apply the standards of English conventions.
F. Apply persuasive strategies.
G. Create a Works Cited for evidence used.

P.S ELA-5 Writing Craft:   Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

A. Create an effective introduction.
B. Use showing details v. telling details.
C. Maintain a focus on the main idea throughout the body paragraphs.
D. Write an effective conclusion.


On days designated as writing workshop days, you will work exclusively on writing for English.  You can work on a current English assignment or you may work on a creative piece to be submitted at a later date in the year.

You are not permitted to work on assignments for other classes.  You may edit another student’s work or have your own work proofread.  Any work that you compose during this time is subject to the teacher’s right to read.

This allotment of time is meant for some students to get additional tutelage with expository writing, editing or other aspects of writing that provide students with additional challenges.

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