With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)
Generate a draft that develops a clear topic suited to the purpose and intended audience and organizational pattern, including a clear introduction, body, and conclusion with appropriate transitions
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.