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5th Grade - Purpose for Writing

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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). 0501.3.2


Links verified on 9/2/2014


  1. Author's Purpose - read A Winning Breakfast and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Author's Purpose - read Save the Wilbur and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  4. Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Expository Essays:
    1. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
    2. A Lesson in Expository Writing -The Personal Touch: - This lesson uses examples of such communication as a springboard for practice in expository writing. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    3. Expository Writing Tips! - The information was taken from "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test" by Jane Bell Kiester available through Maupin House Publishing. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    4. Expository Writing Plan - Use this information to help create your essays. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    5. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter - historical letters help students do some real-world writing
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInformation and Activities for Modes of Writing - Links to various modes of writing.
  8. Narrative Essays :
    1. Multiple Paragraph Essay - Pointers on writing an essay. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    2. Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
    3. Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
    4. Student Writing Tools Handbook - [25 pages] Transitions, rubrics, grammar, citations, and more [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    6. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Persuasive writing
    1. Can you Convince me? - Lesson plan
    2. Persuasive Writing Prompts used in past Writing Assessments in Tennessee from the Tennessee Department of Education- Grade 5 ; Grade 8 ; Grade 11 These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    3. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
    4. Scholastic's Writing Workshop - You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!
    5. Truth in Advertising - evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed
    6. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    7. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
    8. Writing to Persuade Rubric - Perhaps your students can understand writing to persuade better by seeing this rubric. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Write for a Real Purpose - Lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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