WA.2. Writing: The student writes in a variety of forms for different audiences and purposes.
2.2. Writes for different purposes. (W)
2.2.1. Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
2.2.1.b. Writes to learn (e.g., math learning logs, reflections, double-entry logs, steps/strategies used to solve math problems), to tell a story, to explain, and to persuade.
2.2.1.c. Writes for more than one purpose using the same form (e.g., a letter used to explain, to request, or to persuade).
2.2.1.d. Includes more than one mode within a piece to address purpose (e.g., descriptive details or narrative anecdote within an explanation).
2.3. Writes in a variety of forms/genres. (W)
2.3.1. Uses a variety of forms/genres.
2.3.1.a. Includes more than one form/genre in a single piece (e.g., a report about salmon that includes a poem, fact box, and story).
2.3.1.c. Produces a variety of new forms/genres. Examples: interviews; autobiographies; business letters; expository essays; persuasive advertisements; field observation notes; book reviews; rhyming couplets; raps
WA.3. Communication: The student uses communication skills and strategies to effectively present ideas and one's self in a variety of situations.
3.1. Uses knowledge of topic/theme, audience, and purpose to plan presentations.
3.1.1. Understands how to plan and organize effective oral communication and presentation.
3.1.1.c. Gives credit to the source for selected information.
WA.3. Writing: The student writes clearly and effectively.
3.1. Develops ideas and organizes writing. (W)
3.1.2. Uses an effective organizational structure.
3.1.2.b. Develops an interesting introduction in expository writing (e.g., leads with the five W's, an interesting fact).
3.1.2.d. Varies leads and endings in narratives.
3.1.2.f. Organizes clearly: comparisons (e.g., point-by-point); explanations (e.g., save most important point for last); persuasion (e.g., if-then); narratives (e.g., problem-solution-outcome)
3.2. Uses appropriate style. (W)
3.2.1. Applies understanding that different audiences and purposes affect writer's voice.
3.2.1.b. Writes in appropriate and consistent voice in narrative, informational, and persuasive writing (e.g., a ''how to'' paper vs. a persuasive piece).