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Common Core Standards

Formal Writing

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

Literacy.W.8.1d

Description:

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.E

Description:

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Use sentences of varying lengths and complexities.

Create tone and voice through precise language.

Establish and maintain a formal style.
  • E08.D.2.1.1 - Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action, expressing uncertainty, or describing a state contrary to fact).

  • E08.D.2.1.2 - Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.*

  • E08.D.2.1.3 - Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

  • E08.D.2.1.4 - Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

  • E08.D.2.1.5 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E08.D.2.1.6 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

  • E08.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E08.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

Literacy.W.8.2e

Description:

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

CC.1.4.8.K

Description:

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Use sentences of varying lengths and complexities.

Create tone and voice through precise language.

Establish and maintain a formal style.
  • E08.D.2.1.1 - Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action, expressing uncertainty, or describing a state contrary to fact).

  • E08.D.2.1.2 - Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.*

  • E08.D.2.1.3 - Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

  • E08.D.2.1.4 - Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

  • E08.D.2.1.5 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E08.D.2.1.6 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

  • E08.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E08.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

8th Grade Writing - Formal Writing Lesson
 
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