ELA-04.W.02

 

ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(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.

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

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

Product Targets

  • I can present my information and provide a concluding statement or section that relates to the information presented

(Rubric) Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Focus the reader by introducing a topic clearly and stays exceptionally/logically focused throughout the entire writing piece.
  • Develop a topic with many detailed and specific facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples related to the topic.
  • Link ideas within categories of information using a variety of words and phrases
  • Uses content specific vocabulary as well as rich descriptors to enhance, explain or inform about the topic
  • Provides a concluding paragraph
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:

  • Focuses the reader by introducing a topic clearly and stays focused throughout the entire paper
  • Develop topic with many facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic
  • Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (example:  also, because, first, next)
  • Uses content specific vocabulary to explain or inform about the topic
The student researches and writes an informational report on industry in North Dakota.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Introduces a topic but loses focus
  • Develop a topic with few facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples
  • Minimally link ideas within categories of information using words an phrases
  • Uses some content specific vocabulary to explain or inform about the topic
  • Has a weak concluding statement
See Level 3 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:

  • Has a topic that is unclear
  • Uses little or no facts, definitions, details, quotations or other information and examples
  • Uses little or no linking of ideas within categories using words and phrases
  • Uses little or no content specific vocabulary to explain or inform about the topic
  • Does not include a concluding sentence
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

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

 

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