The Common Core State Standards address the types of writing that college- and career-ready students are expected to produce.Three types of writing are described:•Argument
writing is called “opinion” writing in elementary school.Informative/Explanatory
- Writing to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. This type of
information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.•Narrative
- Writing that explores a topic and conveys ideas, concepts, and
descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.Middle school students are also expected to write the following:
- Writing that develops real or imagined experiences or events and includes
- On-demand writing – This type of writing is completed in class in a limited amount of time.
To help your child master sophisticated writing skills you can:
- Ask to see your child's assignments to check their writing.
- Have your child keep a journal or diary to write their thoughts.
- Give your child time to practice writing with their siblings.
- Allow your child opportunities to write about their day to share with you.
- Review the Middle School Writing Handbook to help your child on their writing assignments.
Last Modified on September 2, 2016