Access Point #: LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2e (Archived Access Point)

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Use increasingly precise language and domain-specific vocabulary over time to inform about or explain a variety of topics.


Essential Understandings


  • Identify precise language within a provided informational text.
  • Identify the most descriptive or specific noun/verb appropriate for provided text (e.g., instead of “Volcanoes blow up.” use “Mt. Vesuvius erupted.”).
  • Use a resource (e.g., thesaurus) to revise given text to become more descriptive.
  • Add precise language and domain-specific vocabulary within an informational text that is appropriate to the specific topic.

Number: LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2e Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

Related Standards

Name Description
LAFS.4.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  2. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  3. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
  4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

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Professional Development

Name Description
Expository Writing Content Module:

Content Modules provide explanations and examples of the concepts contained in the academic standards that may be difficult to teach or unfamiliar to special education teachers. They promote an understanding of the concepts so that a teacher can begin to plan how to teach the concepts to students. Content Modules contain potential adaptations, modifications and ideas for Universal Design for Learning.

Teaching Idea

Name Description
Curriculum Resource Guide: Writing:

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