ELA.K.C.1.4

Using a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing, provide factual information about a topic.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: The product can be written, drawn, dictated, or a combination of all. 
Clarification 2: Some opinion can be added to the information, but it should mostly be factual. It is important that students understand the difference between writing to explain and writing to express an opinion. 
Clarification 3: See Writing Types.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: K
Strand: Communication
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010041: Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710011: Access Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011000: Library Skills/Information Literacy Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010100: Introduction to Debate Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010011: English for Speakers of Other Languages Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.K.C.1.AP.4: Using a combination of drawing, dictating, selecting and/or writing, provide a fact about a topic.

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Five Little Monkeys: Comparing and Contrasting:

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