Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Use linking words and phrases (for example: because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (for example: consequently, specifically).
Supply reasons that support the opinion.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Use linking words and phrases (for example: also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (for example: in contrast, especially).
Provide some sense of closure.
Supply a reason for the opinion.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.