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10-second review: Throughout the grades students should write to persuade, to explain (exposition) and to convey real or imagined experience (narrative). By grades 9 – 12, student writing should focus on writing to argue and inform or explain.
Title: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 3. Common Core State
Comment: Of course, in creative writing courses, students would continue to pursue narrative writing. And narrative writing plays an important part in expository writing as well. RayS. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. RayS.