Illinois Language Arts
#3 - Writing
STATE GOAL 3: Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
Why This Goal Is Important: The ability to write clearly is essential to any person's effective communications. Students with high-level writing skills can produce documents that show planning and organization and can effectively convey the intended message and meaning. Clear writing is critical to employment and production in today's world. Individuals must be capable of writing for a variety of audiences in differing styles, including standard rhetoric themes, business letters and reports, financial proposals, and technical and professional communications. Students should be able to use word processors and computers to enhance their writing proficiency and improve their career opportunities.
Illinois Language Arts Standard covered below --> (3A, 3B, & 3C).
Learning Standard 3A. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure. Late Elementary 3.A.2 Write paragraphs that include a variety of sentence types; appropriate use of the eight parts of speech; and accurate spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Early High School 3.A.4 Use standard English to edit documents for clarity, subject/verb agreement, adverb and adjective agreement and verb tense; proofread for spelling, capitalization and punctuation; and ensure that documents are formatted in final form for submission and/or publication. Late High School 3.A.5 Produce grammatically correct documents using standard manuscript specifications for a variety of purposes and audiences Learning Standard 3B. Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences. Middle & Junior
3.B.3b Edit and revise for word choice, organization, consistent point of view and transitions among paragraphs using contemporary technology and formats suitable for submission and/or publication. Early High School 3.B.4a Produce documents that exhibit a range of writing techniques appropriate to purpose and audience, with clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate elaboration and support and overall coherence. Early High School 3.B.4b Produce, edit, revise and format work for submission and/or publication (e.g., manuscript form, appropriate citation of sources) using contemporary technology. Early High School 3.B.4c Evaluate written work for its effectiveness and make recommendations for its improvement. Late High School 3.B.5 Using contemporary technology, produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate elaboration and support and overall coherence. Learning Standard 3C. Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes. Late Elementary 3.C.2b Produce and format compositions for specified audiences using available technology. Middle & Junior
3.C.3b Using available technology, produce compositions and multimedia works for specified audiences. Early High School 3.C.4a Write for real or potentially real situations in academic, professional and civic contexts (e.g., college applications, job applications, business letters, petitions). Early High School 3.C.4b Using available technology, produce compositions and multimedia works for specified audiences. Late High School 3.C.5a Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and situation. 3.C.5b Write for real or potentially real situations in academic, professional and civic contexts (e.g., applications, job applications, business letters, resume, petitions). Late High School 3.C.5b Write for real or potentially real situations in academic, professional and civic contexts (e.g., applications, job applications, business letters, resume, petitions).
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