Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.W.4. Writing Standards
Text Types and Purposes
W.4.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.4.2.a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), labeled or captioned visuals/diagrams, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.4.2.b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information/explanations and examples that support the focus.
W.4.2.c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
W.4.2.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that paraphrases the focus of the text or explanation presented.
W.4.3. Use narrative writing to develop real or imagined characters, experiences, or events using effective narrative techniques (dialogue, description, elaboration, problem-solution, figurative language) and clear event sequences (chronology).
W.4.3.c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to develop the sequence of events.
W.4.3.e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Production and Distribution of Writing
W.4.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 4.)