ELA-03.W.02

ELA-03 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes.

ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a.  Introduce a topic and group related informaton together, include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

b.  Develop a topic with facts, definitions, and details.

c.  Use linking words and phrases (e.g. also, another, and more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

d.  Provide a concluding statement or section.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify introductions
  • I can identify topics to write about
  • I can identify conclusions
  • I can identify linking words
  • I can identify illustrations that would help readers understand my topic
  • I can identify a paragraph

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can select a topic and identify information (facts, definitions, details) to share
  • I can organize my topic by grouping related information.
  • I can use illustrations to help readers understand my topic.
  • I can connect my information using linking words and phrases.

Product Targets

  • I can I can present my information in writing and provide a concluding statement or section

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:  

  • Use a strong introduction of a topic that hooks the reader explaining why the subject matters, telling a surprising fact.
  • Les the reader know that he/she will learn different things about the topic 
  • Groups related information together using paragraphs or sections.
  • Develops topics with explanations of: facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations
  • Links ideas using a variety of words and phrases consistently and fluently
The student may write about the same topics, but the writing style is advanced according to the indicators for a Level 4.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to:

  • Introduce a topic in a way that gets readers ready to learn about the subject
  • Groups related information together into parts (each part or paragraph is mostly about one thing that connects to the big topic)
  • Develop topics and includes explanations of:  facts, definitions and details
  • Uses a variety of linking words and phrases to connect ideas
  • Provides a concluding statement or section that draws conclusions or asks a question
The student researches and writes an informational writing piece on volcanoes.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Has an incomplete introduction of a topic
  • Includes some facts, definitions and details, but with no explanation
  • Groups some related information together into parts (paragraphs may not include related information)
  • Uses some linking words and phrases to connect ideas
  • Provides a concluding statement or section that draws conclusions or asks a question
See Level  for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0

The student:

  • Does not introduce the topic
  • Only includes facts about the topic, but no further explanation
  • Does not group related information together 
  • Uses no linking words and phrases to connect ideas
  • Provides no concluding statement or section that draws conclusions or asks a question

 

See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

 

Vocabulary

  • Informative
  • Ideas
  • Topic
  • Supporting Details
  • Definitions
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Structure
  • Facts
  • Connect

 

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