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

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.
W6
Use Technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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

Expanding Summary

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

Fictional Character Web

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

Identifying Evidence

Locate evidence or supporting details in a text that support authors' claims.
Identifying Evidence

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

Rhetorical Precis

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

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

Source Summary

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

Story Summary Poster

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

Synthesizing Claims

Synthesize claims in a text in order to understand an author's central claim.
Synthesizing Claims

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

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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