ELA-05.W.01

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.

Sub-Standards:

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.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify introductions to writing pieces.
  • I can identify conclusions to writing pieces. I can identify structures of writing pieces.
  • I can identify linking words.

Reasoning Targets

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

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can create an organizational structure (chronology, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution) to logically introduce my topic and opinion.
  • I can support my opinion with logically ordered facts and details and link my reasons with words, phrases and clauses.
  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, supporting details/facts, 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:
    • transitional words and phrases, supporting facts and reasons, evidence
  • Performs basic processes, such as:
    • writes an opinion piece on a topic but does not include all required components.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write an opinion piece on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    • 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.
    • provides logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    • links opinion and reasons using transitional words and phrases (e.g. because, therefore, in addition, for example).
    • ends with a strong 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.
  • write an opinion piece on topics or texts and convey ideas and information clearly referencing multiple rusted sources. Includes all required components.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Opinion
  • Persuade
  • Bias
  • Introduction
  • Transition
  • Conclusion
  • Evidence
  • Fact
  • Reference

Websites

» 5th Grade English