Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Provide evidence from literary or informational text to support ideas or opinions.
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.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.