ELA-03.W.01

ELA Writing Strand Logo 3rd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
c. Use transitional words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify introductions to writing pieces.
  • I can identify structures to writing pieces.
  • I can identify reasons that support my opinion on a topic.
  • I can identify conclusions to writing pieces.
  • I can identify linking words and phrases.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can support my opinion with details from a text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (examples:because, therefore, since).
  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, supporting reasons and a concluding statement/section.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • opinion, persuade, point-of-view, reasons/evidence, conclusion statement, transitional words/phrases
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • write an opinion on a specific topic
    • list reasons to support an opinion
    • identify transitional words in a text
    • write a conclusion
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
    • (a) Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
    • (b) Provide reasons that support the opinion.
    • (c) Use transitional words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
    • (d)  Provide a concluding statement or section.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • develop their opinion by including and explaining facts, definitions, concrete details, and quotations from outside sources.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Opinion
  • Persuade
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Structure
  • Linking Words
  • Topic
  • Facts
  • Point of View

Websites

» 3rd Grade English