Compose expository test including descriptions, explanations, comparison and contrast, and problem and solution compositions that:
The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences, discuss and keep a list of writing ideas, and use graphic organizers to plan writing. The student will write clear, coherent, and focused papers, and progress through the stages of the writing process. The student will work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.
The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 6, write narrative, expository, persuasive, argumentative, reflective, and descriptive modes of at least 500 to 700 words, demonstrating a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process. Writing demonstrates an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.