Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Develop drafts into a focused, structured, and coherent piece of writing in timed and open-ended situations by:
using an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, topic, and context.
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.