BPS District English Standards Book

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(W) Writing

ELA Writing Standard (W) Writing Standard
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ELA K2 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.01 Write opinion pieces using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.03 Write narratives using a combination of drawing, and writing.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-00.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-00.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-01.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-01.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-02.W.05 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
  • ELA-02.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
  • ELA-00.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-00.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of how-to books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
  • ELA-01.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-01.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
  • ELA-02.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-02.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA 35 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
  • ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-03.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-05.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.04 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • ELA-03.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-03.W.06 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.04 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-04.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-04.W.06 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.04 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-05.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-05.W.06 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
  • ELA-03.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
  • ELA-03.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-04.W.08 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-04.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.07 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-05.W.08 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-05.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA 35 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-06.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-06.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-07.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-07.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.01    Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-08.W.02    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-08.W.03    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-06.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-06.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-07.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-07.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing, link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.04    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-08.W.05    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-08.W.06    Use technology , including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-06.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-06.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-07.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-07.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.07    Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question).
  • ELA-08.W.08    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-08.W.09    Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA HS GrBd (W) Writing Standard

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.01  |  ELA-10.W.01
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-09.W.02  |  ELA-10.W.02
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-09.W.03  |  ELA-10.W.03
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.01    |  ELA-12.W.01
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-11.W.02    |  ELA-12.W.02
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-11.W.03    |  ELA-12.W.03
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.04  |  ELA-10.W.04
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3.)
  • ELA-09.W.05  |  ELA-10.W.05
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10.)
  • ELA-09.W.06  |  ELA-10.W.06
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.04    |  ELA-12.W.04
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3.)
  • ELA-11.W.05    |  ELA-12.W.05
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 11-12 .)
  • ELA-11.W.06    |  ELA-12.W.06
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.07  |  ELA-10.W.07
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELA-09.W.08  |  ELA-10.W.08
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
  • ELA-09.W.09  |  ELA-10.W.09
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.07    |  ELA-12.W.07
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELA-11.W.08    |  ELA-12.W.08
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
  • ELA-11.W.09    |  ELA-12.W.09
    Draw evidence form literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.