Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction Writing for the Common Core Grade 5

Nonfiction Writing for the Common Core Grade 5

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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? 111-113

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 117-119
Respond to Reading: Literature 134-137

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

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

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 52-54
What Is Narrative Writing? 111-113

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 30-32
Respond to Reading: Informational Text 52-54
Organize Information 72-76
Writing an Outline 77-80
Develop Strong Writing 90-93

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 33-36
Organize Information 72-76
A Great Conclusion 130-133

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

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

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 40-42
What Is Explanatory Writing? 63-64
Explore Interests and Questions 65-66
Examine a Topic 67-71
Convey Ideas and Information Clearly 87-89
Develop Strong Writing 90-93

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 65-66
A Great Conclusion 130-133

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

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

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

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

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

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 30-32
Presenting My Argument 48-51
What Is Narrative Writing? 111-113
Developing My Narrative 128-129

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

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

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

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

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

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? 21-23
The Structure of Argument 33-36
Evidence to Support the Argument 40-42
Develop Strong Writing 90-93

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

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

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

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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