Ch 4: Writing Style: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1D

About This Chapter

If you've aligned your curriculum with Common Core writing standards for 7th grade, check out these lessons on writing style. You'll find resources to help your students address their audience, use the correct point of view and follow style rules for academic writing.

Standard: Establish and maintain a formal style. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.1D)

About This Chapter

These lessons are designed to help your students select the words and phrases appropriate for academic and professional writing. Topics of instruction include:

  • Tips for addressing a particular audience
  • Style rules for formal writing
  • Uses of point of view

Once students have mastered this standard, they'll be able to employ a writing style that relates the importance of their message and enables readers to focus on the argument being presented.

How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom

Lead a Class Discussion

Watch the video lesson on formal writing style together in class. Start a discussion in which students compare and contrast a text written in an informal style with academic or professional writing.

Include Lessons with Homework Assignments

Include the video lesson on writing for your audience with students' reading assignment. The next day in class, have students work together in groups to identify words, sentences and phrases that identify the position and perspective of the work's intended audience.

Take a Trip to the Library

Introduce students to point of view with the corresponding video lesson. After a brief tutorial on your library's collection, have students peruse works of fiction, biography, memoir and nonfiction to identify genres commonly using first, second or third person point of view.

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