IN.5. Writing: Applications (Different Types of Writing and Their Characteristics): At Grade 6 write narrative, expository (informational), persuasive, and descriptive texts (research reports of 400 to 700 words or more).
6.5.2. Writing Processes and Features: Write descriptions, explanations, comparison and contrast papers, and problem and solution essays that: state the thesis (position on the topic) or purpose; explain the situation; organize the composition clearly; offer evidence to support arguments and conclusions.
6.5.5. Writing Processes and Features: Write persuasive compositions that: state a clear position on a proposition or proposal; support the position with organized and relevant evidence and effective emotional appeals; anticipate and address reader concerns and counterarguments.
6.5.7. Writing Processes and Features: Write for different purposes (information, persuasion, description) and to a specific audience or person, adjusting tone and style as necessary.