Students will read at increasing
levels of complexity for a variety of purposes.
Students will access, synthesize, and evaluate information from a
variety of sources.
and use multiple information sources for a variety of purposes, e.g.,
Internet, CD-ROM, print materials, video materials, library
Standards (knowledge and skills): Students will
know and be able to do…
5. locate, synthesize, and use
information from multiple sources to solve problems and make
decisions, e.g., newspapers, magazines, electronic media, public
Students will write effectively
for different audiences and specific purposes
Students will use appropriate mechanics, usage, and conventions of
complex conventions of language in written work.
use varied, extensive vocabulary and accurate spelling in written
and edit written work using essential and refined conventions of
distinguish between clearly written sentences and sentences that
contain errors in expression or construction, e.g., fragments.
correct spelling, language, punctuation, and capitalization in final
available technology for editing and revising.
clauses, phrases, and sentence structure correctly and
demonstrate proficient use of grammar, diction, syntax, and
for ideas, paragraph structure, sentence structure, and word choice.
correct form when citing secondary sources, e.g., MLA, APA.
Students will use appropriate style, organization, and form in
technical, transactional, creative, and personal writing.
c. analyze and use the writing
format required for a specific type of publication.
4. make appropriate
choices regarding voice, vocabulary, organization, and level of detail
based upon audience, purpose, and context.
publish completed pieces for a variety of audiences, e.g., school,
parents, community, business, newspaper.
Students will use
various strategies and techniques to improve writing quality.
evaluate, and use recommendations from others to improve writing
consistency and coherence.
strengths and weaknesses as a writer through personal reflection
writing to improve logic of organization and controlling idea, level
of detail, style, word choice, and sentence variety.
use available tools/resources to revise and edit
personal work, e.g., Franklin speller, grammar checker, thesaurus.
8. use technology
to share written work with other writers and review feedback.
suggestions from others for revisions and editing into rewrites.
10. maintain a
personal writing journal/portfolio for reflection.
11. use a variety
of techniques to brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.
12. use personal
experience, opinions, and reactions to enhance writing.
13. use topics,
concepts, and knowledge from other content areas as an arena and focus
Students will write to
clarify and enhance understanding of information.
- write to
clarify thinking and what is known about various topics.
- write to
analyze, synthesize, interpret, and use new information.
present information and ideas from primary and secondary sources
accurately and clearly.
write text, notes, outlines, comments, and observations to synthesize
content, processes, and experiences from a variety of media.
South Dakota Standards