Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Writing Modes: Students will write in multiple modes for a variety of purposes and audiences across disciplines.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.