CC8.8

Indicator:

CC8.8 a. Demonstrate the ability to write effective, coherent multi-paragraph (minimum of 5 paragraphs) narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive essays of at least 500 to 800 words using appropriate before, during, and after strategies.

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CC8.8 b. Create narrative texts (e.g., story, anecdote, historical narrative) as follows

  • establish a context, plot, and point of view
  • use a range of narrative devices (e.g., dialogue, tension, suspense)
  • make the narrative engaging
  • develop character
  • develop it systematically leading to a climax or conclusion.
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CC8.8 c. Create expository, informational, and procedural texts (e.g., presentation of findings, a biography, a documented research report, a résumé and covering letter) as follows:

·         pose relevant questions to limit scope of presentation

·         introduce the purpose, and define a thesis

·         develop topic with important facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources

·         include several paragraphs or sections organized in logical sequences

·         use transitions

·         organize and display information on charts, maps, and graphs

  • offer conclusion(s).
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CC8.8 d. Create descriptive texts (e.g., a landscape scene) as follows:

  • present a clear and colourful picture of the place
  • include sensory details and vivid words
  • use a logical order (e.g., near to far).
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CC8.8 e. Create persuasive texts (e.g., mini-debate, a review) as follows:

·         include a well-defined thesis (i.e., one that makes a clear and knowledgeable judgement)

·         provide support by reasons, explanations, and evidence

·         support opinion with examples from text

  • present a clear organization.
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CC8.8 f. Compose original texts (e.g., lyrical and narrative poems, letters, scripts, humourous instructions) using a variety of different literary techniques (e.g., imagery, dialogue, figurative language).

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