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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.

the process of organizing facts, objects, or information into sets of categories with common features, as dates by centuries or houses by type of construction
an organizational pattern in which an author explains or describes a topic by listing examples, features, and characteristics of the subject
Informational text is often presented according to common organizational patterns. For example, a scientific article might structure a section about the ethical/social issues surrounding Earth’s natural energy resources by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of their long-term use. Students are expected to identify and analyze these patterns of organizing text.