Meeting South Dakota Standards

Student Multigenre Web Projects:
Exploring Local History


Goal 1
Students will read at increasing levels of complexity for a variety of purposes.

Indicator 4:
Students will access, synthesize, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.


c. access 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 documents.


Goal 2
Students will write effectively for different audiences and specific purposes

Indicator 1:
Students will use appropriate mechanics, usage, and conventions of language.



  1. apply complex conventions of language in written work.
  2. use varied, extensive vocabulary and accurate spelling in written work.
  3. revise and edit written work using essential and refined conventions of standard English.


  1. distinguish between clearly written sentences and sentences that contain errors in expression or construction, e.g., fragments.
  2. use correct spelling, language, punctuation, and capitalization in final copy.
  3. use available technology for editing and revising.
  4. use clauses, phrases, and sentence structure correctly and appropriately.
  5. demonstrate proficient use of grammar, diction, syntax, and paragraph structure.
  6. revise for ideas, paragraph structure, sentence structure, and word choice.
  7. use correct form when citing secondary sources, e.g., MLA, APA.
Indicator 2:
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.

9. publish completed pieces for a variety of audiences, e.g., school, parents, community, business, newspaper.

Indicator 3
Students will use various strategies and techniques to improve writing quality.


b. seek, evaluate, and use recommendations from others to improve writing consistency and coherence.


5.    articulate strengths and weaknesses as a writer through personal reflection and/or conferencing.

6.    revise writing to improve logic of organization and controlling idea, level of detail, style, word choice, and sentence variety.

7. 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.

9. incorporate 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 for writing.


Indicator 4:
Students will write to clarify and enhance understanding of information.


  1. write to clarify thinking and what is known about various topics.
  2. write to analyze, synthesize, interpret, and use new information.


3.  present information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and clearly.

6.  write text, notes, outlines, comments, and observations to synthesize content, processes, and experiences from a variety of media.

South Dakota Standards

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