College and Career Readiness Standards: Literacy

Grade 5 - Writing

CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1a
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1b
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1c
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1d
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a
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 aiding comprehension.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2b
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2c
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2d
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2e
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3a
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3b
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3c
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3d
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3e
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5 here.)
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9a
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]”).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9b
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]”).
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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