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4.8 Writing Standard 10: Range of Writing

This is the CCR Anchor Writing Standard 10 that aligns with the grade level writing standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Locate your grade level Writing Standard 10 on the chart below or use the one you downloaded previously and read and compare the standard for your grade level with the CCR Anchor Standard above.

Comparing Writing Standards Chart

This standard calls for teachers of technical subjects to engage their students in multiple types of writing in response to various given circumstances, addressing purpose and audience. Students in technical subjects need to see writing as a routine expectation as they are engaged in the content that is being studied. 

The following graphic reflects the range of writing activities and expectations of the standards.

Source: California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Students must be given multiple opportunities and reasons to write within the technical subject classroom. Purposes for writing include: for meta-cognition (reflective), for point of view, for making the case (argumentative/persuasive), for storytelling, for giving information, and for providing directions (informative/explanatory). 

Additionally, students should receive and provide feedback to edit, revise, and refine their thinking and writing throughout the year.

The Common Core calls for students in technical subjects to incorporate and write in the discipline-specific symbol-systems, just as in reading, as well as to include appropriate visuals and use the acceptable syntax.