Maryland Common Core Standards
MD.W.CC. Standards for Writing (W)
Production and Distribution of Writing
W4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5.W4. rpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) (SC, 5)
W5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
5.W5. 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 on pages 28 and 29.) (SC, 5)
Range of Writing
W10.CCR. Anchor Standard: 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 tasks, purposes, and audiences.
5.W10. 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
W7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
5.W7. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Text Types and Purposes
W1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
5.W1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
5.W1.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. (SC, 5)
5.W1.b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details. (SC, 4)
5.W1.c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically). (SC, 5)
W3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
5.W3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
5.W3.a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
5.W3.b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
5.W3.d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
5.W3.e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.