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.
Task students with editing their own writing to ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement. Have them highlight singular pronouns in one color and plural pronouns in a second color. Then, have students identify the antecedent that goes with each pronoun and highlight it the same color if it is written correctly. If the antecedent does not match the pronoun, students should highlight it in a third color. Then, have students rewrite the sentences that were incorrect and highlight them with the appropriate colors once they are correct.
This assessment provides an opportunity for the teacher to observe student development of writing with appropriate pronoun-antecedent agreement. As students use the writing process to compose multiple texts, the editing stage allows them to improve drafts. Ample opportunities should be provided for students review their writing drafts, evaluating for pronoun-antecedent agreement and making necessary changes to improve the quality of their writing.
Glossary Support for ELA.8.10.D.iv
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. Argumentative essay/commentary. 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.