If you are teaching writing with the Common Core Standards in mind, no doubt you have visited the website: www.commoncorestandards.org
Are familiar with requirements for writing for your grade level–and perhaps others as well?
Maybe you’ve even taken time to peruse the Anchor Standards for College and Career Readiness. But–have you had a look at Appendix A? Right–the appendix.
Only a few pages (22 to 25) are devoted to writing, but they are gems.
First, you’ll find extended, helpful, readable definitions of the three text types emphasized in the Standards, namely:
- Informational/explanatory writing
- Narrative writing