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Common Core Standards

Expository Writing - Composition

Grade: 4th Grade
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:

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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