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Arizona Writing Standards

Overarching Writing Standard: The purpose of the Writing Standard Articulated by Grade Level is to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to participate in society as literate citizens. The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be essential to their success in their communities and careers. Students may realize personal fulfillment and enjoyment as they learn to become proficient writers and continue as writers throughout their lives.


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Strand One - Writing Process

Writing Process consists of the five critical components of writing, which are Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Publishing. Throughout the process, students should reflect on their own writing skills, set goals, and evaluate their own progress.

Strand One Lessons

Strand Two - Writing Elements

This strand focuses on the elements of effective writing. Good writing instruction incorporates multiple performance objectives into an integrated experience of learning for the student. These concepts include Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions.

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Strand Three - Writing Applications

Writing skills particular to the applications listed here may be taught across the curriculum, although some applications may lend themselves more readily to specific content areas. These concepts are Expressive, Expository, Functional, Persuasive, Literary Response, and Research. It is imperative that students write in all content areas in order to increase their communication skills, and ultimately improve their understanding of content area concepts.

Strand Three Lessons


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