– Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
– Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the
– Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
– Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; 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.
– Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
– Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
– Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
– Establish and maintain a formal style.
– Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
– Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.