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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2.a - Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2.b - Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2.c - Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2.d - Provide a concluding statement or section.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write Informative/explanatory Texts To Examine A Topic... Writing - 3rd Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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