Informative Standards

Underlined parts show what is different from the previous year (as document).

Informative: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Establish and maintain a formal style. Establish and maintain a formal style. Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

 

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