Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Generate a draft that develops a clear topic suited to the purpose and intended audience and organizational pattern, including a strong thesis, body, conclusion, and appropriate transitions linked to the purpose of the composition.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently,specifically).
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.