Writing Anchor Standard 4 Level A/B

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Leveled Standard A
N/A

Leveled Standard B
Produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
(W.3.4)

GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
L.1.8 Edit to eliminate wordiness or awkward sentence construction.
R.4.3/L.4.3 Analyze the impact of specific words, phrases, or figurative language in text, with a focus on an author’s intent to convey information or construct an argument.
R.5.4 Analyze how the structure of a paragraph, section, or passage shapes meaning, emphasized key ideas, or supports an author’s purpose.
R.6.4 Analyze how an author uses rhetorical techniques to advance his or her point of view or achieve a specific purpose (e.g., analogies, enumerations, repetition and parallelism, juxtaposition of opposites, qualifying statements).
W.3 Write clearly and demonstrate sufficient command of standard English conventions.

ELA Activities for Level A / B
Guest Speaker
Invite an informative guest speaker to class (or ask a student to speak to classmates about an area of expertise). Before the visit, have students plan the questions they will ask; during the visit, encourage students to ask follow-up questions. Read More Guest Speaker
Conversational Fishbowl
Students choose a question (from a list such as opens in a new window this one ) to discuss in order to become more comfortable talking in a discussion format. Instructional focus should be on learners speaking one at a time and listening to respond or add to the topic. Read More Conversational Fishbowl
Categorizing Activity
Teacher models identifying key words in a nonfiction reading and sorting them into categories; students read another short passage and apply their categorization skills. Read More Categorizing Activity
Workplace Safety Presentations
Students read and listen to texts related to workplace safety. Then, students create their own multimedia presentations synthesizing the workplace safety lessons learned. Read More Workplace Safety Presentations
In Memory of Dr. King
Students learn about and practice making inferences; they read and/or listen to a passage about the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Read More In Memory of Dr. King
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