Academic Standard

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
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 by providing a general observation and focus.
Group related information logically, including formatting features, illustrations, and multimedia when needed to provide clarity to the reader.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Provide a conclusion related to the information or explanation presented.
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
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Academic Lesson
Multiple content areas
Grades 5 - 12