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Writing in Grades 9-10 ELA

Monday, October 19, 2015

Book IconWriting in Grades 9-10 English Language Arts


Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience, Writing, standard 5, grades 9-10 (W9-10.5).

Why? Written communication has great power because once it is shared with someone, it cannot be unshared. Students need practice editing their writing and seeing how that makes their message stronger. Writing for a specific audience reflects the kind of writing done outside of school. This will help students be successful both personally and professionally.

How? Family members and educators can support youth in their editing by asking them to identify the audience and the purpose of their writing. Then ask the writer what questions the audience might have about the topic before reading the piece of writing. Follow through by asking the writer to note where in their writing they have answered these questions.

What? Purpose and audience are key terms when talking about either writing or speaking. Purpose refers to the goal of your communication. Audience refers to whom you are speaking or with whom you are sharing written information.


Help students strengthen their writing with this resource to examine task, purpose, and audience in their own writing or an existing text.
This TC Reading and Writing Project video shows a teacher supporting his students in planning as they begin the writing process