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4.1.1The Progression of the Grade Level Writing Standards and Connections to the CCR Anchor Standards

The intent of the Writing Standards for Literacy in H/SS, Science, and Technical Subjects 6–12 is to develop and support literacy in the content areas and prepare students for college and career. Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the subjects and be proficient in writing for specific disciplines.

To clarify the level of the Writing Standards, read the following note on range and content in student writing from the Common Core State Standards Initiative Web site.

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year."