SOL Strands 

6th Grade has covered the Following SOL Strands since the Start of Semester 2 in February through journal entries, “All About Me” Poster, short stories, peer editing, and Haiku poems:

6.7                  The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

      a)      Identify audience and purpose.          

      b)      Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

        c)    Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.

      d)      Establish a central idea and organization.

        e)     Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate.

        f)     Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

        g)    Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

                       h)    Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and   subordination in complete sentences.

                  i)   Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

                       j)     Use computer technology to revise, edit, and publish writing.

6.8                         The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

a)     Use a variety of graphic organizers, including sentence diagrams, to analyze and improve sentence formation and paragraph   structure.

b)     Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.

c)      Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.

d)     Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.

 

g)      Use quotation marks with dialogue.

h)      Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

i)       Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

6.9                  The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources for a research product.

             a)       Collect information from multiple sources including online, print, and media.

               c)     Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.

7th Grade has covered the following SOL strands since the start of Semester 2 through journal entries, short stories, “On this Day in History” Research, peer editing, and Tanka poems:

7.7                  The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.

a)     Identify intended audience.

b)     Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.

c)      Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic.             

d)    Establish a central idea and organization.       

e)     Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement.

f)     Write multiparagraph compositions with unity elaborating the central idea.             

g)    Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

h)    Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

i)     Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.

j)     Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

k)            Use computer technology to revise, edit, and publish writing.

7.8          The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

a)     

b)     Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.                  

c)      Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.            

d)     Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.

e)     Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.

g)    Use quotation marks with dialogue.

h)    Use correct spelling for commonly used words.

7.9                  The student will apply knowledge of appropriate reference materials to produce a research product.

                       a)    Collect and organize information from multiple sources including online, print and     media.

                       c)     Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.

8th Grade has covered the following SOL strands since the start of Semester 2 in February through journal entries, short story responses, “On this Day in History” research, peer editing, and Septet Poems:

 

8.7                  The student will write in a variety of forms, including narration, exposition, persuasion, and informational.

a)     Identify intended audience.

b)     Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.             

c)      Distinguish between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.        

d)     Organize details to elaborate the central idea and provide unity.

e)      Select specific vocabulary and information for audience and purpose.        

f)     Use interview quotations as evidence.

g)    Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.

h)    Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

8.8          The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

a)      Use a variety of graphic organizers, including sentence diagrams, to analyze and improve sentence formation and paragraph structure.

b)      Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

c)      Choose the correct case and number for pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects.

d)      Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.

e)      Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.

f)       Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.

g)      Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

h)       

8.9           The student will apply knowledge of appropriate reference materials to produce a research product.

               a)    Collect and synthesize information from multiple sources including online, print, and media.

               c)     Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.