ELA-05.W.02

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

ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aid in comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using transitional words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify introductions to writing pieces.
  • I can identify conclusions to writing pieces.
  • I can name the text structures that writers use. I can name some linking words.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can define common writing structures and determine the structure that will allow me to organize my information best.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can  select a topic and gather information (facts, definitions, details, quotations, examples) to share with my audience.
  • I can write an informational piece with an introduction and closing that hooks my reader, along with factual details to support the information on my topic.

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).
  • Recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • introduction, heading, illustrations, multimedia, transitional words and phrases, conclusion
  • Performs basic processes, such as:
    • writes informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and conveys ideas but information is not stated clearly and 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 informative/explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    • introduces a topic clearly, draws the reader into the text, groups related information logically, and includes formatting (e.g., headings, illustrations, and multimedia)
    • develops the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and/or other information and examples related to the topic.
    • links ideas within and across categories of information using transitional words and phrases (e.g., in contrast, especially).
    • uses precise language and content vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    • ends with a strong conclusion related to the information or explanation presented.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly using multiple resources and include all required components.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Information
  • Topic
  • Explain
  • Supporting Details
  • Graphics
  • Transition
  • Citation
  • Relevant
  • Reference
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Text Structures

Websites

» 5th Grade English