ME.CC.W.6. Writing Standards
Production and Distribution of Writing
W.6.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Range of Writing
W.6.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Text Types and Purposes
W.6.1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W.6.1(a) Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
W.6.1(b) Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
W.6.1(c) Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
W.6.1(d) Establish and maintain a formal style.
W.6.1(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
W.6.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
W.6.2(a) Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.6.2(b) Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
W.6.2(c) Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
W.6.2(d) Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
W.6.2(e) Establish and maintain a formal style.
W.6.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.