Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Topic: Standards for Writing, Grades 6 - 12.

10-second review: Types and purposes of writing. Production and distribution of writing. Research. Range of writing

Types and Purposes of Writing
.Write arguments to support a substantive claim with clear reasons and relevant and sufficient evidence.
.Write informative/explanatory texts to convey complex information clearly.
.Write narratives to convey real or imagined experiences.

Production and Distribution of Writing
.Produce writing in which the organization, development, substance and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
.Strengthen writing by planning, revising and editing.
.Use technology to produce, publish and interact with others.

.Perform short, focused research projects as well as more sustained research in response to a focused research question.
.Gather relevant information from multiple sources.
.Write responses to literary and information sources.

Range of Writing
.Write frequently for shorter and longer time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.

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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