ELA-04.W.02

ELA Writing Strand Logo 4th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aid in comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
c. Link ideas within categories of information using transitional words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify an introduction to a writing piece.
  • I can identify conclusions to writing pieces.
  • I can identify linking words.
  • I can identify structures, illustrations and multimedia that can be used in writing pieces.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can introduce and organize my topic into paragraphs and sections that group related information.
  • I can use formatting structures, illustrations, and multimedia to make my topic clear.
  • I can link my information (example: facts, definitions, details, quotations, examples) using words and phrases.
  • I can explain my topic using precise language and domain-specific (math, science, history, social studies) vocabulary.
  • I can present my information and provide a concluding statement or section that relates to the information presented.

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).
Start
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:
    • topic, supporting details, quotations, transition words
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • write informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and conveys ideas using supports provided by the teacher
    • identify common transitional words/phrases
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.
    • introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aid in comprehension.
    • develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    • link ideas within categories of information using transitional words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
    • use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    • provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas clearly using multiple resources and include all required components.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Informative
  • Topic
  • Supporting Details
  • Research
  • Graphic
  • Illustrations
  • Transition
  • Introduction
  • Closure

Websites

» 4th Grade English