Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.W.5. Writing Standards
Text Types and Purposes
W.5.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with fact- or text-based reasons and information.
W.5.1.a. 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, most of all).
W.5.3. Use narrative writing to develop real or imagined characters, experiences, or events using effective narrative techniques (dialogue, description, elaboration, problem-solution, figurative language) and clear event sequences (chronology).
W.5.3.a. Orient the reader by establishing a context or 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 elaboration, concrete and sensory details, literary devices, and pacing to describe actions, thoughts, and motivations and to develop experiences and events showing the responses of characters to situations, problems, or conflicts.
W.5.3.d. Use concrete words and phrases, sensory details, and elaboration to convey experiences and events precisely.
W.5.3.e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
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.)
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.)
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.
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.