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Common Core Standards

Expository Writing - Letters & Comments on Texts

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.B*

Description:

write letters whose language is tailored to the audience and purpose (e.g., a thank you note to a friend) and that use appropriate conventions (e.g., date, salutation, closing)

Standard:

4.18.C

Description:

write responses to literary or expository texts and provide evidence from the text to demonstrate understanding

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