ELA Writing Strand Logo 5th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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a. Introduces a topic or text clearly, states a clear opinion, and creates an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
b. Provides logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
c. Links opinion and reasons using transitional words and phrases (e.g. because, therefore, in addition, for example).
d. Ends with a strong concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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