Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction Writing for the Common Core Grade 5

Nonfiction Writing for the Common Core Grade 5

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Character Response 117 to 119
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Activity Pages
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.6: Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Activity Pages
Character Response 117 to 119
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Linking Words 43 to 44
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Organize Information 72 to 76
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Linking Words 43 to 44
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Developing My Narrative 128 to 129

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Organize Information 72 to 76
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Activity Pages
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Linking Words 43 to 44
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
Organize Information 72 to 76
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.6: Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Activity Pages
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Organize Information 72 to 76
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Linking Words 43 to 44
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Informative Essay 102 to 106

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Activity Pages
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Activity Pages
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 5

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
Introduce the Topic 24 to 26
State an Opinion 27 to 29
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Organization for a Purpose 37 to 39
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Linking Words 43 to 44
Concluding Statements 45 to 47
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Pages
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Organize Information 72 to 76
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Explanatory Essay: Brainstorming a Solution 107 to 109

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Pages
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Developing My Narrative 128 to 129
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.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.)

Activity Pages
State an Opinion 27 to 29
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Organization for a Purpose 37 to 39
Linking Words 43 to 44
Concluding Statements 45 to 47
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Organize Information 72 to 76
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Introduce the Topic 81 to 84
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Explanatory Essay: Brainstorming a Solution 107 to 109
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Character Response 117 to 119
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Developing My Narrative 128 to 129
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Developing My Narrative 128 to 129

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.7: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Organize Information 72 to 76
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Informative Essay 102 to 106

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Pages
State an Opinion 27 to 29
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Organize Information 72 to 76
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Informative Essay 102 to 106

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Activity Pages
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Concluding Statements 45 to 47
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Organize Information 72 to 76
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
Developing My Narrative 128 to 129

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 5

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.2: Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Introduce the Topic 81 to 84
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
A Great Conclusion 130 to 133

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
State an Opinion 27 to 29
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Organization for a Purpose 37 to 39
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Linking Words 43 to 44
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Explore Interests and Questions 65 to 66
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Organize Information 72 to 76
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
Introduce the Topic 81 to 84
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 98 to 101
Explanatory Essay: Brainstorming a Solution 107 to 109
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Character Response 117 to 119
Narrative Techniques: Dialogue 125 to 127
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.3: Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Pages
State an Opinion 27 to 29
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Organization for a Purpose 37 to 39
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Explanatory Essay: Brainstorming a Solution 107 to 109
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Activity Pages
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
Writing an Outline 77 to 80
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Character Response 117 to 119
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

Activity Pages
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Linking Words 43 to 44
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.5.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Pages
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
The Structure of Argument 33 to 36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Linking Words 43 to 44
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Write a Personal Experience Narrative 138 to 140

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
What Is Argumentative Writing? 21 to 23
Support a Point of View 30 to 32
Concluding Statements 45 to 47
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Informative Writing? 60 to 62
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Concluding Statements 94 to 97
What Is Narrative Writing? 111 to 113
Character Response 117 to 119
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

Activity Pages
Evidence to Support the Argument 40 to 42
Presenting My Argument 48 to 51
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52 to 54
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Examine a Topic 67 to 71
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Informative Essay 102 to 106
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Respond to Reading: Literature 55 to 58
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63 to 64
Develop the Topic 85 to 86
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87 to 89
Develop Strong Writing 90 to 93
Remembering Experiences 114 to 116
Narrative Techniques: Description 120 to 124
Respond to Reading: Literature 134 to 137

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