Thursday, April 1, 2010

Topic: Standards for Writing, K-5.

10-second review: Ten college and career standards in writing, K-5: Arguments with evidence. Informative writing. Narratives. Organization and development. Writing process. Research. Multiple sources. Respond using evidence from the text. Practice writing.

Title: : “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

Key-Word Summary:
. Write arguments with relevant and sufficient evidence.
. Write informative texts to convey complex information.
. Write narratives to convey real or imagined experience.
. Organization and development.
. Planning, revising, editing, rewriting.
. Publish.
. Short, focused research projects.
. Relevant information from multiple sources.
. Respond to informational and literary sources, drawing evidence from the text.
. Consistent practice in writing.

NOTE: In my blog, English Updates, I will be completing an in-depth study of the new federal guidelines for English language arts. For other up-to-date reviews of professional articles in English education journals, please see my blog, English Education Archives at

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