ELA-03.W.02

ELA Writing Strand Logo 3rd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(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.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aid in comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
c. Use transitional 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.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

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

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • introduction, inform, topic, nonfiction text features (titles/headings/subtopics), transitional words/phrases, conclusion
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • use title/heading or an introduction to focus on a specific topic
    • write facts and details for a specific topic (including the use of transitions)
    • write a conclusion
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    • (a) introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aid in comprehension.
    • (b) develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. 
    • (c) use transitional words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. 
    • (d) provide a concluding statement or section. 
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • organize writing using multiple sections or paragraphs
  • develop details by incorporating non-fiction text features that further explain facts and definitions
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

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

Websites

» 3rd Grade English