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Middle School | Language Arts | Writing

The ability to write clearly is essential to any person’s effective communications. Students with high-level writing skills can produce documents that show planning and organization and effectively convey the intended message and meaning. Clear writing is critical to employment and production in today’s world. Individuals must be capable of writing for a variety of audiences in differing styles, including standard rhetoric themes, business letters and reports, financial proposals and technical and professional communications. Students should be able to use word processors and computers to enhance their writing proficiency and improve their career opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure:

  • Write compositions that contain complete sentences and effective paragraphs using English conventions.

Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences:

  • Produce documents that convey a clear understanding and interpretation of ideas and information and display focus, organization, elaboration and coherence.
  • Edit and revise for word choice, organization, consistent point of view and transitions among paragraphs using contemporary technology and formats suitable for submission and/or publication.

Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes:

  • Compose narrative, informative, and persuasive writings (e.g., in addition to previous writings, literature reviews, instructions, news articles, correspondence) for a specified audience.
  • Using available technology, produce compositions and multimedia works for specified audiences.

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