ELA-01.W.01

ELA-01 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes.

ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify an opening of a piece of writing
  • I can identify how a piece of writing should end
  • I can identify my opinion on a topic or book

Reasoning Targets

  • I can choose words that will help convey my opinion on my topic

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify my opinion on a topic or book
  • I can support my opinion with a reason

Product Targets

  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, opinion, supporting reason and a conclusion
  • I can draw pictures to help the reader understand my opinion on the topic

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Write his/her opinion and at least 4 reasons to support the opinion
  • Write a beginning in which the opinion is stated, but also sets the readers up to expect that the writing is going to convince them of the writers opinion
  • Connects parts of the writing piece using words such as: also, another, and because
  • Writes an ending in which the readers are reminded of the opinion
  • Anticipate arguments and use voice to defend the opinion
The student may write about the same topics, but the writing style is advanced according to the indicators for a Level 4.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to :

  • Write his/her opinion and at least 3 reasons to support the opinion
  • Write a beginning that catches the readers attention
  • Names the topic or text the writing is about and gives his/her opinion
  • Says more about the opinion throughout the piece and uses words such as: and, because, throughout the piece
  • Writes an ending to the piece
The student researches and writes a piece on whether a dog or cat make a better pet.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Write his/her opinion and at least 2 reasons to support the opinion
  • Write a beginning that catches the readers attention
  • Names the topic or text the writing is about and gives his/her opinion
  • Says more about the opinion throughout the piece
  • Writes an ending to the piece
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0

The student:

  • Write his/her opinion and at least 1 reason to support the opinion
  • Names the topic or text the writing is about and gives his/her opinion
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

  • Opinion
  • Sentence
  • Details
  • Topic
  • Word Choice
  • Illustrate
  • Idea

 

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