Common Core Writing In Action

The Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy require students to engage in disciplinary specific writing tasks. And for each type of writing, there are a number of skills that our students must learn in order to write well.LiteracyTA has created the Teacher Assistant (TA), student resources, and professional development for teachers that put the Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy into action. The table below provides links to resources that teachers should use to help implement the Common Core Literacy Standards.

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Literacy Standard

Text Types and Purposes

W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

1x3x10

Have fun writing a complete essay in a short amount of time.
1x3x10

Analyzing Research Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs, tasks, and sources in a research prompt.
Analyzing Research Prompts

Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs and tasks in a writing prompt.
Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Argument Poster

Visually represent the main ideas or central argument in a text.
Argument Poster

Cause and Effect Organizer

Keep track of cause and effect relationships in a text.
Cause and Effect Organizer

Compare and Contrast Organizer

Keep track of ideas that are being compared and contrasted in a text.
Compare and Contrast Organizer

Double Entry Journal

Use this side-by-side journal to respond and critically think about a source.
Double Entry Journal

Expanding Summary

Write about the main ideas in a text, adding more information with each new summary.
Expanding Summary

Informational Text Writing Plan

Write expository and informational essays with our flexible writing plan.
Informational Text Writing Plan

Integrating Sources

Use these templates to practice integrating sources into your writing.
Integrating Sources

Introducing Sources

Use these writing templates to practice introducing sources.
Introducing Sources

Online Portfolio

Build a website to showcase your work over a period of time.
Online Portfolio

Rhetorical Precis

Write a concise summary of an author's argument.
Rhetorical Precis

Source Summary

Summarize an author's argument/main ideas, key supporting details, text structure, and purpose.
Source Summary

Taking Research Notes

Take research notes on various topics and record source information.
Taking Research Notes

Timed Writing Process

Prepare for timed writing situations with an effective process.
Timed Writing Process

Writing Abstracts

Practice writing concise summaries of scientific projects, research, and investigations.
Writing Abstracts

Production and Distribution of Writing

W4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

1x3x10

Have fun writing a complete essay in a short amount of time.
1x3x10

Analyzing Research Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs, tasks, and sources in a research prompt.
Analyzing Research Prompts

Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs and tasks in a writing prompt.
Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Argument Writing Plan

Write argument essays with our flexible writing plan.
Argument Writing Plan

Email Etiquette

Learn how to communicate effectively with professional email templates.
Email Etiquette

Informational Text Writing Plan

Write expository and informational essays with our flexible writing plan.
Informational Text Writing Plan

Narrative Essay Writing Plan

Write narrative essays with confidence with our narrative essay writing plan.
Narrative Essay Writing Plan

Narrative Story Writing Plan

Write clear, organized stories with our Narrative Writing Plan.
Narrative Story Writing Plan

Online Portfolio

Build a website to showcase your work over a period of time.
Online Portfolio

Peer Review Groups

Work in small groups to edit and revise student writing.
Peer Review Groups

Problem and Solution Organizer

Keep track of problems and solutions in a text.
Problem and Solution Organizer

Rhetorical Precis

Write a concise summary of an author's argument.
Rhetorical Precis

Sentence Variety

Learn how to write with compound and complex sentences.
Sentence Variety

Source Summary

Summarize an author's argument/main ideas, key supporting details, text structure, and purpose.
Source Summary

Three Step Writing Process

Follow a step-by-step process for writing with sources that includes planning, revising, and editing.
Three Step Writing Process

Timed Writing Process

Prepare for timed writing situations with an effective process.
Timed Writing Process

Writing Abstracts

Practice writing concise summaries of scientific projects, research, and investigations.
Writing Abstracts
W6
Use Technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
W9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

5 Steps to Confident Reading

Follow a step-by-step process for reading fiction and non-fiction texts.
5 Steps to Confident Reading

Analyzing Research Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs, tasks, and sources in a research prompt.
Analyzing Research Prompts

Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Identify and isolate directive verbs and tasks in a writing prompt.
Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts

Argument Poster

Visually represent the main ideas or central argument in a text.
Argument Poster

Cause and Effect Organizer

Keep track of cause and effect relationships in a text.
Cause and Effect Organizer

Compare and Contrast Organizer

Keep track of ideas that are being compared and contrasted in a text.
Compare and Contrast Organizer

Debate a Side

Take a side on an issue and support arguments with sound reasoning and evidence.
Debate a Side

Evaluating Evidence

Evaluate the effectiveness of a speaker/writer's evidence or supporting details.
Evaluating Evidence

Fictional Character Web

Analyze main and subordinate characters in fictional stories and poetry.
Fictional Character Web

Four Square Organizer

Keep track of ideas or processes that have four features or steps.
Four Square Organizer

Introducing Sources

Use these writing templates to practice introducing sources.
Introducing Sources

Problem and Solution Organizer

Keep track of problems and solutions in a text.
Problem and Solution Organizer

Sequence/Process Organizer

Summarize how events, individuals, or ideas develop over time or summarize steps in a process.
Sequence/Process Organizer

Six Organizers at a Glance

Select a graphic organizer to categorize main ideas in a text.
Six Organizers at a Glance

Socratic Seminar

Engage in a structured academic discussion that focuses on a text that has been read.
Socratic Seminar

Story Summary Poster

Visually represent the main message or central theme in a story.
Story Summary Poster

Synthesizing Sources

Analyze and synthesize two or more sources in order to create new knowledge.
Synthesizing Sources

Three Group Socratic Seminar

Work in teams of three to discuss a text and share ideas with all members in a Socratic circle.
Three Group Socratic Seminar

WH Organizer

Answer six questions that help provide basic information about a person, an event, or an idea.
WH Organizer

Writing about Rhetorical Devices

Effectively write about rhetorical and literary devices with our IDEA Method.
Writing about Rhetorical Devices

Range of Writing

W10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
 
 
 

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