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WRITE's Genre Cycle




Common Core Text Types
and
WRITE's K-12 Genre Cycle

Text Types Foundations Informative/Explanatory Opinion/ Argumentative Narrative
K-2 Building Young Writers 

Building Sentences

Expository Paragraph
Descriptive

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Opinion Personal Narrative    

Fictional Narrative
3-5 Expository Paragraph 

Expository Essay
Response to Text: Summary

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Opinion


 

Personal Narrative

Fictional Narrative
6-8
&
9-12
  Response to Text Summary

Response to Text Literary

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Problem/Solution (Cause/Effect)

Evaluation

Research
Argumentative Personal Narrative