Academic Standard

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
No grade range
Cornerstone = Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of...
Elements within this Standard
Introduce a topic clearly, using the introduction to prepare the reader for what is to follow.
Synthesize and organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories using effective strategies to create cohesion and aid in comprehension.
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Thoroughly and accurately explain and elaborate on the evidence provided, demonstrating a clear understanding of the topic and the source material.
Craft an effective and relevant conclusion.
Include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when appropriate.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.
Use varied sentence structure to enhance meaning and reader interest.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
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Academic Lesson
Multiple content areas
Grade 8
Multiple content areas
Grade 8