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5th Grade - Writing Standards

5th Grade English Language Arts - Writing Standards

Links in the Pages Below Were Verified in September of 2014

To work on fifth grade writing standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0501.3.1 Audience and Purpose - Determine an audience and purpose for writing.
0501.3.2 Purpose for Writing - Write for a variety of purposes: to entertain, persuade, inform, describe, demonstrate knowledge, answer questions, respond to literature, acquire knowledge (e.g., clarify thinking, take notes, synthesize information, enhance communication).
0501.3.3 Writing Prompts - Practice writing to narrative and descriptive prompts within a specified time limit.
0501.3.4 Writing - Write poems, stories, and essays based upon personal reflections, observations, and experiences.
0501.3.5 Compare and Contrast - Compare and contrast two persons, places, things, or ideas.
0501.3.6 Written Response - Respond in writing to literature studied (e.g., critique, journal, group project) .
0501.3.7 Write a Story - Create a well-developed story or passage summary, as well as personal reflections and imaginative writing
0501.3.8 Respond to Questions - Compose and respond in writing to original questions and/or problems from all content areas.
0501.3.9 Expository Writing - Explore writing in the expository mode.
0501.3.10 Writing Process - Recognize and use all steps in the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing/proofing, publishing.
0501.3.11 Outline - Construct an outline with main ideas and supporting details.
0501.3.12 Topic Selection - Select and refine a topic.
0501.3.13 Organization - Compose clear, coherent, well-organized multi-paragraphed works.
0501.3.14 Paragraph - Develop a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
0501.3.15 Syntactic Variety - Demonstrate syntactic variety.
0501.3.16 Precise Language - Use precise language, including vivid words and figurative language.
0501.3.17 Transitional Words - Use appropriate time-order or transitional words and phrases.
0501.3.18 Page Format - Use correct page format (e.g., paragraphs, margins, indentations, title).
0501.3.19 Revision - Revise to clarify thought, to refine ideas, and to distinguish between important and unimportant information.
0501.3.20 Resources - Use resources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, computer) to aid in the writing process.
0501.3.21 Writing Rubric - Demonstrate confidence and competence in using the Tennessee Writing Assessment rubric while evaluating one's own writing and the writing of others.
0501.3.22 Using Technology - Use technology to publish and present.
0501.3.23 Publication - Identify and explore opportunities for publication (e.g., local/national contests, Internet web sites, newspapers, periodicals, school displays).

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0501.3.1 Audience - Identify the audience for which a text is written.
SPI 0501.3.2 Purpose - Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to entertain, to inform, to report).
SPI 0501.3.3 Support Sentences - Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.
SPI 0501.3.4 Irrelevant Sentences - Identify the sentence irrelevant to a paragraph's theme or flow.
SPI 0501.3.5 Concluding Sentence - Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
SPI 0501.3.6 Sequence - Rearrange sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph.
SPI 0501.3.7 Supporting Details - Select details that support a topic sentence.
SPI 0501.3.8 Vivid Writing - Incorporate vivid and active words into a writing sample.
SPI 0501.3.9 Supporting Sentence - Choose the sentence that best supports the topic sentence and fits the flow of ideas in a paragraph.
SPI 0501.3.10 Time-Order - Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
SPI 0501.3.11 Rearrange - Rearrange paragraphs in a narrative writing selection in sequential and
chronological order.
SPI 0501.3.12 Title - Select an appropriate title that reflects the topic of a written selection.
SPI 0501.3.13 Organize - Complete a graphic organizer (i.e., clustering, listing, mapping, webbing) to group ideas for writing.
Review Help Resources to help review Fifth Grade English Language Arts standards



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