Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Writing Modes: Students will write in multiple modes for a variety of purposes and audiences across disciplines.
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.)
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, 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.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.