ELA-04.W.01

 

ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(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.

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 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

Product Targets

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

(Rubric) Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Focus the reader by introducing a topic clearly and stay logically focused throughout the entire paper
  • Includes and organizes evidence from trusted sources to support his/her opinion
  • States logical reasons to support opinion using facts and details
  • Link opinion and reasons using a variety of words and phrases
  • Uses a variety of vivid verbs, adjectives and adverbs
  • Provides a concluding paragraph stating the opinion clearly
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:

  • Focus the ready by introducing a topic clearly and stays focused throughout the writing piece
  • States reasons to support opinion with facts or details
  • Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (example:  because, therefore, in order to, for instance)
  • Uses vivid verbs, adverbs and adjectives
  • Provides a concluding statement of the opinion
Student writes an opinion piece on which planet they feel is the "best".
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • An introduction to a topic but loses focus
  • Reasons stated to support opinion without facts or details
  • Minimally linked opinion and reasons using words and phrases
  • A weak concluding statement
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0

The student:

  • A topic that is unclear
  • Little of no support for the opinion presented
  • Little or no linking of opinion and reasons using words and phrases
  • No conclusion
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
  • Reasons
  • Persuade
  • Topic
  • Support
  • Organizational Structure
  • Reasons
  • Details
  • Introduce
  • Facts
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Point of View
  • Closure
  • Evidence
  • Concluding Statement

 

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