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Knowledge and Skills Statement

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.

Review student essays for relevant, illustrative facts that support the ideas presented as well as compelling details that elaborate on the ideas and engage the intended audience. If the facts are too vague, the development remains superficial and the writing is ineffective. 

Further Explanation

This SE requires students to take a first draft and elaborate on facts and details that reflect their depth of thought in an interesting, thoughtful piece of writing.

Student writing should reflect a deeper level of thinking and go beyond simple or surface-level ideas. A more thoughtful approach or analysis and careful consideration. should be expressed in the students’ writing and should improve with multiple drafts.
Once students have planned their rough drafts, the next step in the writing process is to start organizing thoughts into sentences and paragraphs. This initial draft is often messy. Students should not focus on writing in a polished manner during this stage.
Students are expected to support and elaborate on their ideas using specific points and examples. Careful selection of compelling facts or particularly illustrative details reflect depth of thought on the topic. Students should select specific facts, details, and anecdotes that help the reader better understand the ideas the students are trying to convey. When students do not provide specific facts or points to support and elaborate on ideas, the development of the composition remains superficial and unengaging.
As students produce rough drafts, they bring focus by narrowing the topic and refining the writing. Students write their topic sentences, add relevant details, and determine the most effective way to organize and present ideas in a manner that best reflects the intended purpose. The order and logic of the writing should make it easy for the reader to follow.