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Common Core Standards

Persuasive Text Prompts

Grade: 4th Grade
Standard:

Literacy.W.4.1a

Description:

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.1b

Description:

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.1c

Description:

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.1d

Description:

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.G

Description:

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.H

Description:

Introduce the topic and state an opinion on the topic.
  • E04.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.I

Description:

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  • E04.E.1.1.2 - Develop the analysis using a variety of evidence from text(s) to support claims, opinions, ideas, and inferences.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.J

Description:

Create an organizational structure that includes related ideas grouped to support the writer’s purpose and linked in a logical order with a concluding statement or section related to the opinion.
  • E04.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

  • E04.E.1.1.3 - Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because)

  • E04.E.1.1.5 - Provide a concluding statement or section related to the analysis presented

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.K

Description:

Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
  • E04.D.2.1.1 - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • E04.D.2.1.3 - Choose words and phrases for effect.

  • E04.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.L

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E04.D.1.1.1 - Use relative pronouns (e.g., who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (e.g., where, when, why).

  • E04.D.1.1.2 - Form and use the progressive verb tenses (e.g., I was walking, I am walking, I will be walking).

  • E04.D.1.1.3 - Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

  • E04.D.1.1.4 - Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

  • E04.D.1.1.5 - Form and use prepositional phrases.

  • E04.D.1.1.6 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E04.D.1.1.7 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E04.D.1.1.8 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* E04.D.1.2.1 - Use correct capitalization.

  • E04.D.1.2.2 - Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

  • E04.D.1.2.3 - Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.

  • E04.D.1.2.4 - Spell grade-appropriate words correctly

Standard:

4.19*

Description:

Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and use supporting details.

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