BPS District English Standards Book

ELA Strands

[W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes
  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences
Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Range of Writing
  • Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences..

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Production and Distribution of Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

First Grade

ELA-01.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces
    • ELA-01.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts
    • ELA-01.W.03 Write narratives and recount two or more appropriately sequenced events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-01.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
    • ELA-01.W.05 Focus on a topic and respond to questions and suggestions from peers
    • ELA-01.W.06 Use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
    • ELA-02.W.05 Focus on a topic and strengthen writing by revising and editing
    • ELA-02.W.06 Use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics, supporting a point of view
    • ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic
    • ELA-03.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-03.W.04 Produce writing with development and organization appropriate to purpose
    • ELA-03.W.05 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editi
    • ELA-03.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

    • ELA-03.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics, supporting a point of view
    • ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to convey ideas and information
    • ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-04.W.04 Develop and organize writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-04.W.05 Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing
    • ELA-04.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with other

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-04.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigatio
    • ELA-04.W.08 Gather information; take notes and categorize information and list source
    • ELA-04.W.09 Draw evidence texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Range of Writing

    • ELA-04.W.10 Write routinely for various discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or text
    • ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine topic and convey ideas c
    • ELA-05.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and clear sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-05.W.04 Produce writing which is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-05.W.05 Develop writing by planning, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
    • ELA-05.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and to collaborate with oth

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-05.W.07 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowled
    • ELA-05.W.08 Gather information; summarize in notes and finished work, and provide sou
    • ELA-05.W.09 Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Range of Writing

    • ELA-05.W.10 Write for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

(informative)

(narrative)

      • ELA-06.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-06.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-06.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-06.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to collaborate

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-06.W.07 Conduct short research projects, drawing on several sources
    • ELA-06.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess credibility of sources
    • ELA-06.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-06.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames or a range of purposes

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-07.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence

(informative)

(narrative)

      • ELA-07.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-07.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-07.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-07.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and link to and cite source

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-07.W.07 Conduct research projects and generate additional related and focused que
    • ELA-07.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, using search terms effectively
    • ELA-07.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-07.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audiences

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-08.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence

(informative)

      • ELA-08.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic

(narrative)

      • ELA-08.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique/details/well-structured event

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-08.W.04 produce writing in which the development/organization/style are appropr
    • ELA-08.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-08.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-08.W.07 generate focused questions for multiple avenues of exploration in resear
    • ELA-08.W.08 Gather information; avoid plagiarism and cite sources
    • ELA-08.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-08.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audiences

 

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-09.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and eviden

(informative)

      • ELA-09.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-09.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-09.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropr
    • ELA-09.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-09.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-09.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-09.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each s
    • ELA-09.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-09.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-10.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and evidence

(informative)

      • ELA-10.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-10.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-10.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropriate
    • ELA-10.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-10.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-10.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-10.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each source
    • ELA-10.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-10.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-11.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics

Text Types and Purposes (informative)

      • ELA-11.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

Text Types and Purposes (narrative)

      • ELA-11.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-11.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-11.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-11.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-11.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-11.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-11.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-11.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-12.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics

(informative)

      • ELA-12.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-12.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-12.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-12.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-12.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-12.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-12.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-12.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-12.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences