Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--writing process. The student uses the writing process recursively to compose multiple texts that are legible and uses appropriate conventions.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Provide students with a teacher-created text that includes inconsistent verb tenses and excessive use of passive voice. Task students with identifying the errors found in each sentence and rewriting the sentences correctly.
This SE requires students to understand how to construct sentences with consistent verb tenses and active or passive voice as appropriate. Students should know that verb tenses indicate when an action or state of being occurs. Students should also know that there are three main/primary tenses in the English language: are past (indicating something has already happened) present (indicating something is currently happening), and future (indicating that something will happen later). Students should also understand that passive voice is more difficult for the reader and requires more words to express action but is sometimes appropriate for the context.
Glossary Support for ELA.8.10.D.ii
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(14) Writing/Writing Process. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text. Students are expected to:
(19) Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
Composition Writing Studio. Common writing assignments. University of Purdue’s Online Writing Lab. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/05/
Summary: This online resource offers a complete overview of the writing processes, genres, mechanics, and components involved in each. The overview includes definition of terms, examples, graphs and charts as appropriate, and additional resources.