ELA-03.W.01

ELA-03 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes.

ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on 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 linking words and phrases (e.g. because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

d.  Procide 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)

Product Targets

  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, supporting reasons and a concluding statement/section.

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

The student is able to:

  • Focus the reader with a strong introduction, state a clear opinion with an interesting hook, use an organizational structure and group related ideas.
  • Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details
  • Link opinion and reasons using a variety of words and phrases
  • Provide a strong concluding statement or section
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.” The student is able to:

  • Focus the ready by introducing a topic, states an opinion on the topic, uses an organizational structure that lists reasons (bullets, numbering)
  • Provides reasons that support the opinion
  • Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

The student writes an opinion piece on whether dogs or cats make better pets.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

 The student:

  • Has a minimal introduction to the topic, is partially unclear about their opinion, does not use a clear organizational structure
  • Uses some reasons to support their opinion
  • Links opinion and reasons using some words and phrases
  • Has a weak concluding statement or section
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:

  • Has no introduction of the topic, the opinion of the writer is unclear, there is no organizational structure or list of reasons
  • Uses no reason to support opinion
  • No link of opinion or reasons using words and phrases
  • No concluding statement or section
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

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Vocabulary

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

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