Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.5.6. Writing Benchmarks K-5
Text Types and Purposes
188.8.131.52. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
184.108.40.206.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.
220.127.116.11.b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
18.104.22.168.c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
22.214.171.124. Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
126.96.36.199.a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
188.8.131.52.b. Use literary and narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
184.108.40.206.c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
220.127.116.11.d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
18.104.22.168.e. Provide a conclusion (when appropriate to the genre) that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Production and Distribution of Writing
22.214.171.124. 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.)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
126.96.36.199. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
MN.5.8. Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks K-5
188.8.131.52. Distinguish among, understand, and use different types of print, digital, and multimodal media.
184.108.40.206.a. Make informed judgments about messages promoted in the mass media (e.g., film, television, radio, magazines, advertisements, newspapers).