Thursday, August 28, 2014

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year.

Beginning in Kindergarten with the guidance and support from adults students need to use digital tools to produce and publish writing including collaboration with peers.  This standard continues to grow with each grade level until students will add more types of technology including the internet  to produce and publish a variety of types of writing and be able to collaborate with others while they edit and share their writing. California State Department of Education

Students can meet the requirements of many of the Common Core Standards in the area of writing by using Pixie 3 to complete special projects like those created by the students in this area.