Expository Writing Content Module

Resource ID#: 167610 Type: Professional Development

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: Expository writing, Content Module, English language arts, Access Points
Resource Collection: Student Support Resources

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4a
Retell a text, including key details.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4b
Describe factual information about people, places, things and events with relevant details orally or in writing.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4c
Present, orally or in writing, factual information of familiar people, places, things and events describing subtopics of larger topics.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4d
Describe ideas about familiar people, places, things and events with details orally or in writing.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4e
Describe people, places, things and events with relevant details.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4f
Describe a single event or a series of events that includes details about what happened orally or in writing.

LAFS.1.SL.2.AP.4g
Describe familiar people, places, things and events with details orally or in writing.

LAFS.1.W.1.AP.2a
Write simple statements that name a topic and supply some facts about the topic.

LAFS.1.W.1.AP.2b
Provide a concluding statement or section to a permanent product.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4a
Engage in small or large group discussions by sharing one’s own writing.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4b
Describe, orally or in writing, factual information about familiar people, places, things and events with details.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4c
Provide at least two facts for each subtopic identified for a larger topic.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4d
Describe ideas about familiar people, places, things and events.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4e
Share a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details.

LAFS.2.SL.2.AP.4f
Describe a single event or a series of events that describes actions, thoughts or feelings.

LAFS.2.W.1.AP.2a
Write statements that name a topic and supply some facts about the topic.

LAFS.2.W.1.AP.2b
When writing information/explanatory texts, represent facts and descriptions through the use of illustrations and captions.

LAFS.2.W.1.AP.2c
Order factual statements to describe a sequence of events or explain a procedure.

LAFS.2.W.1.AP.2d
Provide a concluding statement or section to a permanent product.

LAFS.3.SL.2.AP.4a
Report on a topic or claim with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details.

LAFS.3.SL.2.AP.4b
Tell a story or recount an experience with logical sequence.

LAFS.3.SL.2.AP.4c
Elaborate on each fact or opinion given in support of a claim with relevant details.

LAFS.3.W.1.AP.2a
Introduce a topic and group related information together.

LAFS.3.W.1.AP.2b
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

LAFS.3.W.1.AP.2c
Provide a concluding statement or section to summarize the information presented.

LAFS.3.W.1.AP.2d
Develop the topic (e.g., offer additional information that supports the topic) by using relevant facts, definitions and details.

LAFS.3.W.1.AP.2e
Include text features (e.g., numbers, labels, diagrams, charts, graphics) to enhance clarity and meaning.

LAFS.4.SL.2.AP.4a
Report on a topic, story or claim with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details.

LAFS.4.SL.2.AP.4b
Elaborate on each fact or opinion given in support of a claim with relevant details.

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2a
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections.

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2b
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.

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2c
Include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations and multimedia when appropriate to convey information about the topic.

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2d
Link ideas within categories of information, appropriately using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2e
Use increasingly precise language and domain-specific vocabulary over time to inform about or explain a variety of topics.

LAFS.4.W.1.AP.2f
Provide a concluding statement or section to support the information presented.

LAFS.5.SL.2.AP.4a
Orally present a topic, story or claim with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details.

LAFS.5.SL.2.AP.4b
Speak clearly and at an understandable pace.

LAFS.5.SL.2.AP.4c
Elaborate on each fact or opinion given in support of a claim with relevant details.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2a
Write an introduction that includes context/background information and establishes a central idea or focus about a topic.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2b
Organize ideas, concepts and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast and cause/effect.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2c
Support the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2d
Include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables) and multimedia appropriate to convey information about the topic.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2e
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2f
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

LAFS.5.W.1.AP.2g
Provide a concluding statement or section to summarize the information presented.

LAFS.6.SL.2.AP.4a
Report on a topic, story or claim with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2a
Organize ideas, concepts and information (e.g., using definition, classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect).

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2b
Provide an introduction that includes context/background information establishing a central idea or focus about a topic.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2c
Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2d
Include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables) and multimedia when useful to promote reading understanding.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2e
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2f
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2g
Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing.

LAFS.6.W.1.AP.2h
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and summarizes the information presented.

LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.4a
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples.

LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.4b
Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2a
Organize ideas, concepts and information (using definition, classification, comparison/contrast and cause/effect).

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2b
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2c
Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2d
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2e
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2f
Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency and voice should be active versus passive).

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2g
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information presented.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2h
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples.

LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2i
Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.8.SL.2.AP.4a
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with relevant evidence.

LAFS.8.SL.2.AP.4b
Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2a
Create an organizational structure for writing that groups information logically (e.g., cause/effect, compare/contrast, descriptions and examples) to support paragraph focus.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2b
Provide a clear introduction, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2c
Develop the topic (e.g., add additional information related to the topic) with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2d
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2e
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2f
Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency, voice should be active versus passive).

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2g
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with relevant evidence.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2h
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

LAFS.8.W.1.AP.2i
Report on a topic with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.K.SL.2.AP.4a
Describe familiar people, places, things and events orally or in writing.

LAFS.K.SL.2.AP.4b
With prompting and support, provide additional details to the description or drawings of familiar people, places, things and events.

LAFS.K.SL.2.AP.4c
Present, orally or in writing, factual information of familiar people, places, things and events.

LAFS.K.SL.2.AP.4d
Describe a single event or a series of events using drawings or simple sentences.

LAFS.K.W.1.AP.2a
With prompting and support, create a permanent product (e.g., select/generate responses to form paragraph/essay) that contains a main topic and details about an informational topic.

LAFS.K.W.1.AP.2b
Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing in response to a topic, text or stimulus (e.g., event, photo).

LAFS.K.W.1.AP.2c
Organize information on a topic that includes two pieces of relevant content.

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