OK.8.W. Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics: The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences. Discuss and keep a list of writing ideas. Write clear, coherent, and focused papers progressing through the stages of the writing process. Work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
8.W.3: Grammar/Usage and Mechanics - The student will demonstrate appropriate practices in writing by applying grammatical knowledge to the revising and editing stages of writing.
8.W.3:1. Standard English Usage - Demonstrate correct use of Standard English in speaking and writing as appropriate to eighth grade.
8.W.3:1.a. Use the principal parts of verbs and progressive verb forms.
8.W.3:1.c. Identify and correctly use linking verbs.
8.W.3:1.k. Use verbals (infinitives, gerunds, and participles) to vary sentence structure in writing.