Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.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), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.4.2(b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
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 related to the information or explanation presented.
W.4.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.4.3(c) Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage 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.