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9th-10th Grade

 

 

 

Informative

INDIANA

http://www.doe.in.gov/standards/englishlanguage-arts  (Adopted 2014)

 

Grades 9-10

 

Informative Essays

 

 

9-10.W.3.2

Write informative compositions in a variety of forms that –

 

● Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.   

 

● Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.

 

● Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

 

● Choose language and content-specific vocabulary that express ideas precisely and concisely to manage the complexity of the topic, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

 

● Establish and maintain a style appropriate to the purpose and audience.


● Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

 

9-10.W.4

Apply the writing process to –

● Plan and develop; draft; revise using appropriate reference materials; rewrite; try a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience; and edit to produce and strengthen writing that is clear and coherent.

 

 

Narrative

INDIANA

http://www.doe.in.gov/standards/englishlanguage-arts  (Adopted 2014)

 

Grades 9-10

 

Narrative Essays

 

9-10.W.3.3

● Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

 

● Create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

 

● Use narrative techniques, (e.g., dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines), to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

 

● Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

 

● Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


● Provide an ending that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.   

 

9-10.W.4

Apply the writing process to –

 

● Plan and develop; draft; revise using appropriate reference materials; rewrite; try a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience; and edit to produce and strengthen writing that is clear and coherent.

 


Persuasive

INDIANA

http://www.doe.in.gov/standards/englishlanguage-arts  (Adopted 2014)

 

Grades 9-10    

 

Persuasive Essays

 

9-10.W.3.1

Write arguments in a variety of forms that –

 

● Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

 

● Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.

 

● Use effective transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

 

● Establish and maintain a consistent style and tone appropriate to purpose and audience.

 

● Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.  

 

9-10.W.4

Apply the writing process to –

 

● Plan and develop; draft; revise using appropriate reference materials; rewrite; try a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience; and edit to produce and strengthen writing that is clear and coherent.


 

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