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FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly and Effectively - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter cover the process of clear and effective writing. Help your seventh graders prepare for their FSA ELA exam by reviewing how to organize their writing, consider the reader's position, and correct unclear paragraphs and sentences. Additional lessons cover how to recognize illogical comparisons and make in-text citations. By the end of this chapter, they should be familiar with:
- Qualities of good writing
- Writing for a specific audience
- Structuring paragraphs and sentences
- Avoiding redundancy
- Writing clear and logical sentences
- Citing online sources
Short, engaging video lessons are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes so that your student can review what he or she has learned. They can also revisit key points from the video lessons using the jump feature and track their progress through the course by visiting the Dashboard.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly and Effectively Chapter Objectives
The FSA exams are used to measure student knowledge and skills in various subject areas in order to ensure compliance with state education standards. The FSA Grade 7 English Language Arts exam tests four key areas: reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language. The material covered by this Writing Clearly and Effectively chapter of the study guide is tested in the writing portion of the FSA exam. This test uses various types of questions, including multiple choice and open response. Help your student prepare to succeed on test day through these engaging videos and multiple-choice quizzes.
1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.
2. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience
By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.
3. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
4. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay
When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.
5. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks
Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.
6. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing
Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!
7. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay
Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.
8. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.
9. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.
10. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.
11. How to Make In-Text Citations
With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.
12. How to Cite Online Sources
A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA Flashcards