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Text Types and Purposes: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Text Types and Purposes: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Text Types and Purposes: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Text Types and Purposes: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Text Types and Purposes: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Production and Distribution of Writing: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.(Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3up to and including grade 6 on page53.)
Production and Distribution of Writing: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.