Pennsylvania Common Core Standards for Fifth Grade English Language Arts

Author's Purpose/Point of View
An author writes for many reasons, such as to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1
Cause and Effect
Cause and effect refers to the relationship between two events or occurrences. To put it simply, it is when one thing causes something else to happen. A cause is WHY something happens. An effect is WHAT happened as a result of something else. To find the cause, ask yourself: Why did this happen? To find the effect, ask yourself: What happened? Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to translate a message from a code into the original language or form. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Fact/Opinion
FreeA fact is information that is known to be true; it is a certainty. A fact does not change from person to person. An opinion is a personal belief or idea. People do not always have the same beliefs or ideas. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
High Frequency Words I
High frequency words are quite simply those words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
High Frequency Words II
What are High Frequency Words? High frequency words are words that you may come across often when reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Informal Language
Informal language is mainly used between people who know each other well, or in relaxed and unofficial contexts. Informal language is mostly used while talking. we can also use informal language when we are writing such as writing a postcard to a family member or sending a text message to a friend or some business correspondences. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Labels/Captions for Graphics
Which caption is the best choice? Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of print. Employ pre-reading strategies to facilitate comprehension. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Making Predictions
When you make a prediction, you make a reasonable guess about what is going to happen NEXT in the story. You should use the hints and clues the author writes in the story in order to make an educated prediction. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Nouns
Recognize, recall, and use basic elements of grammar to express ideas clearly.
Uses subject vs. object pronouns correctly (e.g., I vs. me). Read more...
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Opinion/Exaggeration/Missing Info
Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. It is the opposite of minimisation. Identify missing and irrelevant information. Distinguish between a fact and an opinion. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Plot Features
Many genres of literature have particular plot features. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Spelling
There are some words that are difficult to remember how to spell: Plurals, Possessive Nouns (words that show ownership), Homophones (two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling). Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Text Features
What are Text Features? A text that you are reading may include a map, chart, or graph. These are features of the text that help you understand the information in the text more clearly. You may also see a map, chart, or graph by itself too. E.g., you may see a map in a park, which you can read to help figure out where you need to go. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Verbs
What is a Verb? A Verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence. The majority of verbs are regular and consistently use -ed and -en to form their simple past tense and past participles. Many verbs are irregular and follow no consistent pattern in creating their -ed and/or -en forms. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

PA.CC.L.5. Language Standards

Conventions of Standard English

L.5.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.5.1(a) Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Grammar
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L.5.1(c) Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
Writing Elements
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Parts of Speech
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Parts of Speech
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L.5.1(d) Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
Writing Elements
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Parts of Speech
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Parts of Speech
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L.5.1(e) Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
Grammar
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L.5.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.5.2(a) Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
Writing Elements
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Punctuation/Capitalization
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L.5.2(e) Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.5.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.5.4(a) Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Context Clues
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Text Feature Meaning
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Vocabulary
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Vocabulary
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Decoding Strategies
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Context Clues
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Context Clues
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Vocabulary
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L.5.4(b) Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).
Decoding Strategies
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Root Words
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Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
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Root Words
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L.5.4(c) Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Text Feature Meaning
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Using a Thesaurus
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Dictionary/Thesaurus
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Parts of a Book
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Parts of a Book
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Parts of a Book
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L.5.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
L.5.5(a) Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Literary Genres
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Literary Elements
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Literary Devices
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Literary Devices
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Literary Devices
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Literary Elements/Poetic Devices
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L.5.5(c) Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Vocabulary
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Vocabulary
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Synonyms/Antonyms
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Synonyms/Antonyms
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Vocabulary
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Analogies
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L.5.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
Content Vocabulary
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Thinking Skills
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Content Area Vocabulary
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PA.CC.RF.5. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

Fluency

RF.5.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.5.4(b) Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Literary Genres
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Genre Characteristics
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Genre
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Theme of Writing
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RF.5.4(c) Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Context Clues
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Text Feature Meaning
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Vocabulary
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Vocabulary
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Decoding Strategies
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Context Clues
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Context Clues
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Vocabulary
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Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.5.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.5.3(a) Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
Decoding Strategies
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Prefix/Suffix/Syllables
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Decoding Strategies
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Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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Syllables/Spelling Patterns
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PA.CC.RI.5. Reading Standards for Informational Text

Craft and Structure

RI.5.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Content Vocabulary
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Thinking Skills
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Content Area Vocabulary
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.5.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Writing Elements
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Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Supporting Detail
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Supporting Details
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative Questions
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Topic Sentences
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Supporting Details
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Simple/Compound/Complex Sentences
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Key Ideas and Details

RI.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Drawing Conclusions
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Implied Information
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Inferences
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Thinking Skills
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Drawing Inferences
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Drawing Inferences
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Drawing Conclusions
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Drawing Conclusions
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Implied Information
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RI.5.2. Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Writing Elements
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Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Main Idea
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Supporting Detail
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Theme of Writing
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Summarize
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Supporting Details
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Summarizing
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative Questions
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Topic Sentences
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Supporting Details
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Summarize
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Theme of Writing
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Simple/Compound/Complex Sentences
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PA.CC.RL.5. Reading Standards for Literature

Craft and Structure

RL.5.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Literary Genres
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Literary Elements
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Literary Devices
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Literary Devices
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Literary Devices
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Literary Elements/Poetic Devices
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RL.5.5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Key Ideas and Details

RL.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Drawing Conclusions
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Implied Information
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Inferences
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Thinking Skills
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Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
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Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
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Drawing Inferences
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Drawing Inferences
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Drawing Conclusions
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Drawing Conclusions
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Implied Information
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RL.5.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Elements of Fiction
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Main Idea
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Literary Genres
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Theme of Writing
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Summarize
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Summarizing
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Literary Elements
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Genre Characteristics
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Genre
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Supporting Details
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Summarize
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Theme of Writing
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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RL.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Literary Genres
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Thinking Skills
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Genre Characteristics
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Genre
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Theme of Writing
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PA.CC.SL.5. Speaking and Listening Standards

Comprehension and Collaboration

SL.5.2. Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Summarize
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Summarizing
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Summarize
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PA.CC.W.5. Writing Standards

Production and Distribution of Writing

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.)

Range of Writing

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.
Writing/Listening/Speaking Rules
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Writing Elements
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Purpose for Writing
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Vivid Language in Writing
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Purpose for Writing
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Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W.5.7. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Text Types and Purposes

W.5.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
W.5.1(a) 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.
W.5.1(b) Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
W.5.1(c) Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
W.5.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.5.2(b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Writing Elements
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Vivid Language in Writing
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W.5.2(c) Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
Writing Elements
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Signal/Transitional Words
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Vivid Language in Writing
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Sequencing
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W.5.2(d) Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
W.5.2(e) Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Writing Elements
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Supporting/Concluding Sentences
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Vivid Language in Writing
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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W.5.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.5.3(a) Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
W.5.3(b) Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
W.5.3(c) Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
W.5.3(d) Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
W.5.3(e) Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

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