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Common Core Standards

Expository Writing - Composition

Grade: 4th Grade
Standard:

CC.1.4.4.A

Description:

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.B

Description:

Identify and introduce the topic clearly.
  • 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.C

Description:

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic; include illustrations and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • 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.D

Description:

Group related information in paragraphs and sections, linking ideas within categories of information using words and phrases; provide a concluding statement or section; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • 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.E

Description:

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  • 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:

Literacy.W.4.2a

Description:

Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.2b

Description:

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.F

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:

Literacy.W.4.2c

Description:

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

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.2d

Description:

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.2e

Description:

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Standard:

4.18*

Description:

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

Standard:

4.18.A*

Description:

create brief compositions that:
  1. establish a central idea in a topic sentence;
  2. include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and
  3. contain a concluding statement;

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