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Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Text Types and Purposes: Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Range of Writing: 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.
Text Types and Purposes: Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Text Types and Purposes: Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Text Types and Purposes: Provide a concluding statement or section.
Text Types and Purposes: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.