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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Planning & Organizing

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.14

Description:

Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text

Standard:

8.14.A

Description:

plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying the intended meaning to an audience, determining appropriate topics through a range of strategies (e.g., discussion, background reading, personal interests, interviews), and developing a thesis or controlling idea;

Standard:

8.14.B

Description:

develop drafts by choosing an appropriate organizational strategy (e.g., sequence of events, cause-effect, compare-contrast) and building on ideas to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing;

Standard:

8.17.D

Description:

produce a multimedia presentation involving text and graphics using available technology.

Standard:

8.18.A

Description:

establishes a clear thesis or position;

Standard:

8.22

Description:

Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them.

Standard:

8.22.A

Description:

brainstorm, consult with others, decide upon a topic, and formulate a major research question to address the major research topic;

Standard:

8.22.B

Description:

apply steps for obtaining and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources and create a written plan after preliminary research in reference works and additional text searches.

Standard:

8.23.A

Description:

follow the research plan to gather information from a range of relevant print and electronic sources using advanced search strategies;

Standard:

8.23.B

Description:

categorize information thematically in order to see the larger constructs inherent in the information;

Standard:

8.24.A

Description:

narrow or broaden the major research question, if necessary, based on further research and investigation;

8th Grade Writing - Planning & Organizing Lesson
 
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