Academic standards progression

Cornerstone:

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
 

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With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts.
 
 
With prompting and support, write informative/explanatory texts, naming a topic, supplying some facts about the topic, and providing some sense of closure.
 
 
Write informative/explanatory texts.
  1. Introduce a topic.
  2. Use facts and definitions to provide information.
  3. Provide a concluding statement or section.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
  1. Introduce a topic.
  2. Group related information together, including illustrations when needed to provide clarity to the reader.
  3. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  4. Provide a conclusion.
  5. Use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information.
  6. Use precise language to inform about or explain the topic.
  7. Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
  1. Introduce a topic.
  2. Group related information in paragraphs and sections.
  3. Include formatting, features, illustrations, and multimedia when needed to provide clarity to the reader.
  4. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  5. Provide a conclusion related to the information or explanation presented.
  6. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases.
  7. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  8. Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
  1. Introduce a topic by providing a general observation and focus.
  2. Group related information logically, including formatting features, illustrations, and multimedia when needed to provide clarity to the reader.
  3. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  4. Provide a conclusion related to the information or explanation presented.
  5. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses.
  6. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  7. Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly, using the introduction to prepare the reader for what is to follow.
  2. Organize ideas, concepts, and information using effective strategies to create cohesion and aid in comprehension.
  3. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
  4. Thoroughly and accurately explain and elaborate on the evidence provided, demonstrating a clear understanding of the topic and the source material.
  5. Craft an effective and relevant conclusion.
  6. Include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when appropriate.
  7. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
  8. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.
  9. Use varied sentence structure to enhance meaning and reader interest.
  10. Establish an maintain a formal style.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly, using the introduction to prepare the reader for what is to follow.
  2. Organize ideas, concepts, and information using effective strategies to create cohesion and aid in comprehension.
  3. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
  4. Thoroughly and accurately explain and elaborate on the evidence provided, demonstrating a clear understanding of the topic and the source material.
  5. Craft an effective and relevant conclusion.
  6. Include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when appropriate.
  7. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
  8. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.
  9. Use varied sentence structure to enhance meaning and reader interest.
  10. Establish and maintain a formal style.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly, using the introduction to prepare the reader for what is to follow.
  2. Synthesize and organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories using effective strategies to create cohesion and aid in comprehension.
  3. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
  4. Thoroughly and accurately explain and elaborate on the evidence provided, demonstrating a clear understanding of the topic and the source material.
  5. Craft an effective and relevant conclusion.
  6. Include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when appropriate.
  7. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
  8. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.
  9. Use varied sentence structure to enhance meaning and reader interest.
  10. Establish and maintain a formal style.
Write informative/explanatory texts to analyze and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection and organization of content.
  1. Provide an introduction that is relevant to the rest of the text and effectively engages the audience.
  2. Organize ideas to create cohesion and clarify relationships among ideas and concepts, including but not limited to use of appropriate and varied...
  3. Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and...
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
  5. Use appropriate formatting, graphics, and multimedia to aid comprehension.
  6. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
  7. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
Write informative/explanatory texts to analyze, synthesize, and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection and organization of content.
  1. Provide an introduction that is relevant to the rest of the text and effectively engages the audience.
  2. Organize ideas to create cohesion and clarify relationships among ideas and concepts, including but not limited to use of appropriate and varied...
  3. Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other...
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
  5. Use appropriate formatting, graphics, and multimedia to aid comprehension.
  6. Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
  7. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.