Writing Benchmarks K-5
Text Types and Purposes
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Provide a sense of closure.