Middle School Writing Standards (ELA 2)

Middle school students will work toward mastering the following standards:

Standard 1: Overall Structure

Performance Indicators:

Use effective genre-specific writing structures. 

  • Ending
  • Lead/introduction
  • Organization
  • Transitions

Standard 2: Elaboration

Performance Indicator: 

Research, evaluate, and include details suitable to purpose.

Standard 3: Craft

Performance Indicator:

Use genre-specific techniques to create desired effects and tone.

Standard 4: Conventions

Performance Indicators:

Use appropriate formatting and grammatical conventions:

  • Punctuation and sentence structure
  • Spelling

Adapted from: http://corestandards/ela

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