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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.

Have students use each of the following words in a sentence: por qué/porque, si no/sino, también/ tan bien, and más/mas. Have students review a peer’s work to determine whether each word was used correctly in the context of their sentences.

Further Explanation

Students should know how to spell commonly confused terms such as por qué/porque, si no/sino, también/ tan bien, and más/mas. Students should also be able to find misspellings in their own writing or someone else’s writing and correct those misspellings.

Correct spelling is important in effective communication. When a writer knows the correct sequence of letters needed to spell words, the message of a piece of writing is clearer. Because language requires a common understanding of words to build ideas, misspellings can interrupt the reader’s flow as the reader pauses to determine what the writer meant to say. In some cases, the misspelling is confusing because it spells a real word. For instance, students who misspell cierra as sierra change the meaning from a verb in imperative form (close) to a chain of mountains.
During the editing stage of the writing process, students further improve their draft and often prepare it for publishing by correcting convention errors. Ensuring that the standard rules of the Spanish language have been applied correctly helps the audience to more easily comprehend the information because they are not having to interrupt their thinking to determine what the writer intended to say.
standard rules of the Spanish language, including written mechanics such as punctuation, capitalization, spelling, paragraphing, etc. and written/oral grammar such as parts of speech, word order, subject-verb agreement, and sentence structure