Indiana Academic Standards
5.W.1 Write routinely over a variety of time frames and for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; apply reading standards to support reflection and response to literature and nonfiction texts.
Writing Genres: Argumentative, Informative, and Narrative
5.W.3.1 Write persuasive compositions in a variety of forms that–
Clearly present a position in an introductory statement to an identified audience.
Support the position with qualitative and quantitative facts and details from various sources, including texts.
Use an organizational structure to group related ideas that support the purpose.
Use language appropriate for the identified audience.
Connect reasons to the position using words, phrases, and clauses.
5.W.3.3 Write narrative compositions in a variety of forms that–
Develop the exposition (e.g., describe the setting, establish the situation, introduce the narrator and/or characters).
Develop an event sequence (e.g., conflict, climax, resolution) that unfolds naturally, connecting ideas and events using transitions.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Provide an ending that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
The Research Process: Finding, Assessing, Synthesizing, and Reporting Information
5.W.5 Conduct short research assignments and tasks on a topic.
Summarize and paraphrase important ideas and supporting details, and include direct quotations where appropriate, citing the source of information.