Related Access Points
This cluster includes the following access points.
Provide an introduction that introduces the writer’s claims and distinguishes it from alternate or opposing claims.
Create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s claim.
Write arguments to support claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence from credible sources.
Use words, phrases and clauses to link opinions and reasons and clarify relationship of ideas.
Provide a concluding statement or section that supports and summarizes the argument presented.
Create an organizational structure for writing that groups information logically (e.g., cause/effect, compare/contrast, descriptions and examples) to support paragraph focus.
Provide a clear introduction, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.
Develop the topic (e.g., add additional information related to the topic) with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency, voice should be active versus passive).
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with relevant evidence.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Report on a topic with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.
Orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters .
When appropriate, use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another and show the relationships among experiences and events.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use literacy devices (e.g., similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, imagery) in narrative writing.