ME.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.
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(a) Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.5.2(b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
W.5.2(c) Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
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.
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(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.