Thursday, June 17, 2010

Topic: Writing Standards, Grades 9 - 10 (1)

10-second review: Argument. Information/Explanatory text. Narratives. Publication. Research. Range of writing.

Introduce a precise claim and distinguish it from alternate or opposing claims.

Develop a claim and counter claim fairly, with strengths of your claim and weaknesses of the counter claim.

Use precise words, phrases and clauses to make clear the relationships between claims and reasons.

Maintain an objective style and tone.

Provide a concluding statement that follows logically from the argument.

Informative/Explanatory Texts.
Introduce a topic and organize information with headings and graphics (figures and tables).

Develop a complex topic using facts, concrete details, quotations.

Use transitions.

Use technical language when appropriate.

Provide a conclusion.

Establish a problem, situation and organize a progression of events or experiences.

Develop a setting with complex characters and revealing details.

Sequence events so that they build on each other.

Use language to create pictures.

Provide a satisfying conclusion.

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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