Writing Lit Standard 2

Grades 6-8:
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
a.  Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formating (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables) and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b.  Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information or examples.
c.  Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
d.  Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
e.  Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
f.   Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
 
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity (type of writing)
 Introduction to Business  Write about a successful entreprenuer.  Include a timeline of their developments and the impact they have had on American business. (informational)
 Computer Applications  Write about the evolution and impact of social media. (informational)
 Keyboarding  Develop a report about the evolution/history of typewriting/keyboarding. (informational)
 
Grades 9-10:
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
a.  Introduce a topic and organize ideas, concepts and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b.  Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
c.  Use varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify relationships among ideas and concepts.
d.  Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic and convey a style appropriate to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
e.  Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
f.  Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
 
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity (type of writing)
 Web Page Design  Create a tutorial for inserting an email link into a web page. (process)
 Computer Applications  Develop a report and/or presentation on a major computer software company. (informational)
 Introduction to Business  Develop a presentation and/or paper on how mobile devices can be used in the classroom. (informational)
 
Grades 11-12:
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
a.  Introduce a topic and organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b.  Develop the topic thoroughtly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
c.  Use varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
d.  Use precise language, domain specific vocabulary and techniques such a metaphor, simile, and anlaogy to manage the complexity of the topic; convey a knowledgeable stance in a style that responds to the discipline and contest as well as to the expertise of the likely readers.
e.  Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation provided (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
 
Course
Unit (if appropriate)
 Activity (type of writing)
 Employability Skills  Develop a resume. (informational)
 Business Law  Develop a historical report on how a law or bill has changed over time (informational)
 Business Management  Write a research paper on a company including a historical timeline and an in-depth analysis of financial information.  (informational)
 School Based Enterprise  Analyze the school store profit/loss for the year including written narratives on the best sellers, worst sellers, plans for expansion, etc. (informational)
 Business Management  Write a business plan. (informational/argument)
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