Related Access Points
This cluster includes the following access points.
Introduce the topic or text within persuasive writing by stating an opinion.
Provide reasons that include relevant facts and details that support a stated opinion.
Create an organizational structure that lists reasons in a logical order.
Use transitional words and phrases appropriately to link opinion and reasons.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections.
Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples related to the topic.
Include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations and multimedia when appropriate to convey information about the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information, appropriately using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Use increasingly precise language and domain-specific vocabulary over time to inform about or explain a variety of topics.
Provide a concluding statement or section to support the information presented.
Orient the reader by setting up the context for the story and introducing a narrator and/or characters.
When appropriate, use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events.
Provide a conclusion (concluding sentence, paragraph or extended ending) that follows from the narrated experiences or events.