Texas TEKS Standards
TX.110.16. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5
(5.16) Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
5.16 (A) Write imaginative stories that include:
5.16 (A) (i) A clearly defined focus, plot, and point of view
5.16 (A) (ii) A specific, believable setting created through the use of sensory details
5.16 (A) (iii) Dialogue that develops the story
(5.17) Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that conveys thoughts and feelings about an experience.
(5.19) Writing/Persuasive Texts. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and include sound reasoning, detailed and relevant evidence, and consideration of alternatives.
(5.23) Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students are expected to:
5.23 (A) Brainstorm, consult with others, decide upon a topic, and formulate open-ended questions to address the major research topic.
(5.24) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students are expected to:
5.24 (A) Follow the research plan to collect data from a range of print and electronic resources (e.g., reference texts, periodicals, web pages, online sources) and data from experts.
5.24 (D) Identify the source of notes (e.g., author, title, page number) and record bibliographic information concerning those sources according to a standard format.
5.24 (E) Differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism and identify the importance of citing valid and reliable sources.