Thursday, June 10, 2010

Topic: College and Career Readiness Standards for Writing, Grades 6-12.

.Write arguments to support a substantive claim.
.Write informative/explanatory texts to convey complex information clearly.
.Write narratives to convey real or imagined experience.
.Produce writing in which the organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
.Strengthen writing by planning, revising and editing.
.Use technology and the Internet to interact with others about writing.
.Perform short, focused research projects.
.Gather information and assess its credibility while avoiding plagiarism.
.Write responses to literary or informational resources.
.Write routinely over extended periods of time.

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

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