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1.4 Writing Standards K–5

The writing standards place an increased emphasis on argument and informative/explanatory writing and writing from sources across content areas. Refer again to Common Core Shift for ELA/Literacy #2 and notice its emphasis on writing based on evidence from sources.

The first three Writing Standards each correspond to a different writing type that students are expected to use. The first two are most relevant for history/social studies instruction. 

Standard 1–Writing Opinions/Arguments

Standard 2–Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts

Standard 3–Writing Narratives

Time to Read

In the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy, refer to the CCR Anchor Standards for Writing (p. 20) and the Writing Standards K–5 (pp. 21–25). Read Standards 4-7 to see how they are articulated at the different grades.

Time to Reflect

After examining the Writing Standards complete the following journal question.

 

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Sample responses

Time to Extend

For more information on the CA CCSS Writing Standards see the CCSS for ELA: Writing to Inform, Argue, and Analyze Professional Learning Module.