Grade 6  |  2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)

  Write narrative (*
autobiographical incident)  
  1. Establish and develop a plot and setting and present a point of view that is appropriate to the stories
  2. Include sensory details and concrete language to develop plot and characters
  3. Use a range of narrative devices (e.g. dialogue, suspense)

  Write expository compositions
  | descriptions | explanation | comparison and contrast
  | problem and solution |

  1. State the thesis or purpose
  2. Explain the situation
  3. Follow an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition
  4. Offer persuasive evidence to validate arguments and conclusions as needed

  Write research reports

  1. Pose relevant questions with a scope narrow enough to be thoroughly covered

  2. Support the main idea or ideas with facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g. speakers, periodical, online information searches)

  3. Include a bibliography

2.4   Write responses to literature
  1. Develop an interpretation exhibiting careful reading, understanding and insight
  2. Organize the interpretation around several clear ideas, premises, or images
  3. Develop and justify the interpretation through sustained use of examples and textual evidence
2.5   Write persuasive compositions
  1. State a clear position on a proposition or proposal
  2. Support the position with organized and relevant evidence
  3. Anticipate and address reader concerns and counterarguments

  *Write personal and formal letters, thank-you notes

  *Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection
     and the most significant details

 NOTE: *Not required but recommended