ELA-04.W.01

ELA Writing Strand Logo 4th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
c. Link opinion and reasons using transitional words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify an introduction to a writing piece.
  • I can identify what supporting details to a writing piece are.
  • I can identify linking words.
  • I can identify a conclusion to a writing piece.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine my opinion or point of view on a topic or text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to introduce my topic and opinion.
  • I can support my opinion with facts and details.
  • I can link my opinions and reasons with words and phrases.
  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, supporting reasons, facts and details, 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, topic, support, conclusion, persuade, point-of-view, supporting reasons/evidence, transitional words
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • writes opinion pieces on topics or texts with teacher-provided supports
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 topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    • introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose
    • provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    • link opinion and reasons using transitional words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
    • provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • Introduce a topic that states different sides and provides evidence to support the writer’s opinion
  • Incorporate metaphors, analogies, or images to convey ideas
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Opinion
  • Reasons
  • Persuade
  • Topic
  • Support
  • Organizational Structure
  • Reasons
  • Details
  • Introduce
  • Facts
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Point of View
  • Closure
  • Evidence
  • Concluding Statement

Websites

» 4th Grade English