Writing Abstracts

Writing abstracts is a common form of writing in the world of research and proves to be a great writing exercise for secondary students. Practicing summarizing complex ideas with clear and concise writing will strengthen students ability to communicate in all subject areas.

Although this skill is designed to support writing abstracts in science, there are other types of abstracts that can be written in science and technical subjects. You may want to use some or all of the features of the abstract offered here.

 

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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.
L1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L6
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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