Students are asked to identify pieces of text evidence that answer the question
Students are asked to write a short summary on the state using at least one piece of text evidence
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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.