Academic Standard

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Grade range: 
6 to 8
Category = Text Types and Purposes
Elements within this Standard
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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Academic Lesson
Academic Activity/Task
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 8
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 8
Academic Unit
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 12