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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Expository Writing - Composition

Grade: 5th Grade
Standard:

5.15

Description:

Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.

Standard:

5.15.B

Description:

develop drafts by choosing an appropriate organizational strategy (e.g., sequence of events, cause-effect, compare-contrast) and building on ideas to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing;

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.2a

Description:

Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.2b

Description:

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

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.2c

Description:

Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.2d

Description:

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

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.2e

Description:

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

Standard:

5.18

Description:

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

Standard:

5.18.A

Description:

create multi-paragraph essays to convey information about the topic that:
  1. present effective introductions and concluding paragraphs;
  2. guide and inform the reader's understanding of key ideas and evidence;
  3. include specific facts, details, and examples in an appropriately organized structure; and
  4. use a variety of sentence structures and transitions to link paragraphs;

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