Access Point #: LAFS.8.L.2.AP.3a (Archived Access Point)

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Use active and passive voice in writing to achieve a particular effect.


Essential Understandings

  • Identify verbs in writing.
  • With guidance and support, identify active and passive verbs in writing.
  • With guidance and support, identify verbs in indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional and/or subjunctive moods in writing.
  • With guidance and support, identify verbs in conditional and subjunctive moods to achieve particular effect.
  • With guidance and support, identify parallel structure (e.g., when using gerunds [-ing], infinitives or voice [active or passive]) within writing.

Number: LAFS.8.L.2.AP.3a Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Knowledge of Language

Related Standards

Name Description
LAFS.8.L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  1. Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).

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