Standards and Resources
At Leland and Gray, we follow the Common Core State Standard writing genres.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
“While all three text types are important, the Standards put particular emphasis on students’ ability to write sound arguments on substantive topics and issues, as this ability is critical to college and career readiness.” (Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts)
2016 Literacy Toolbox
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In this toolbox, you will find:
- SBAC rubrics for summative assignments, including Argumentative, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative
- Common prefixes, suffixes and roots
- MLA formatting checklist
- Sample MLA paper from the Purdue Owl
- Sample MLA Source Summary