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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Revising & Editing

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.10.B

Description:

develop drafts into a focused, structured, and coherent piece of writing by:
  1. organizing with purposeful structure, including an introduction, transitions, coherence within and across paragraphs, and a conclusion; and
  2. developing an engaging idea reflecting depth of thought with specific facts, details, and examples;

Standard:

8.10.C

Description:

revise drafts for clarity, development, organization, style, word choice, and sentence variety;

Standard:

8.10.D

Description:

edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
  1. complete complex sentences with subject-verb agreement and avoidance of splices, run-ons, and fragments;
  2. consistent, appropriate use of verb tenses and active and passive voice;
  3. prepositions and prepositional phrases and their influence on subject-verb agreement;
  4. pronoun-antecedent agremment;
  5. correct capitalization;
  6. punctuation, including commas in nonrestrictive phrases and clauses, semicolons, colons, and parentheses; and
  7. correct spelling, including commonly confused terms such as its/it's, affect/effect, there/their/they're, and to/two/too;

8th Grade Writing - Revising & Editing Lesson
 
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