Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

The Write Stuff Grade 5

The Write Stuff 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.

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Climbing Wall 150

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.

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Saturday Fitness Fun 134

Craft and Structure

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

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Climbing Wall 150

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.

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Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
Saturday Fitness Fun 134

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 5

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.

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Opinion Wheels 8
Good Stories in Books and Movies 21
A Helpful Review 24
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Facts in Focus 58
Effective Informative Writing 84
Review an Informative Essay 101

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.

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Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Facts in Focus 58
Learning About the Topic 67
Review an Informative Essay 101

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.

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Effective Informative Writing 84
Review an Informative Essay 101

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.

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Learning About Transition Words 18
Learning the Language 66

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.

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Thinking About My Topic 36

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.

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Facts in Focus 58
Review an Informative Essay 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).

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Opinion Wheels 8
Focus on a Topic 12
A Helpful Review 24
Review 32-34
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
A Focused Topic 62
Effective Informative Writing 84
Review an Informative Essay 101

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.

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Thinking About My Topic 36

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.

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Focus on a Topic 12
My Opinion About a Good Story 13
Supporting My Reasons 16
Learning About Transition Words 18
Steps to a Strong Argument 19
Come to a Conclusion 22
First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
My Evidence 40
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Examine an Opinion Essay 51

Text Types and Purposes

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

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Facts in Focus 58
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Planning My Concluding Sentence 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Outline My Essay 90
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98

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.

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Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Orient Readers: Setting 112
Introduce Characters 113
Sequence of Actions 114
Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123-124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Draft 127-128
Test Your Knowledge of Narrative Writing 133
Saturday Fitness Fun 134
The Heart of the Experience 136
Planning My Essay 137
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
Reflect and Write 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145-146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Climbing Wall 150
Review Narrative Writing 151

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.

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Supporting My Reasons 16
Come to a Conclusion 22
A Helpful Review 24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
An Audience for My Opinion 28
Final Evaluation 29-31
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
Spotlight on Excellence 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Final Evaluation 52-54
Brainstorming the Topic 63
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Valuable Feedback on My Writing 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
My Average Scores 81
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Final Evaluation 102-104
Introduce Characters 113
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
Coaching for Success 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Evaluation 129-131
The Heart of the Experience 136
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
A Different Perspective 143
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Rate My Scores 154

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.)

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First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
An Audience for My Opinion 28
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Facts in Focus 58
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Introducing My Topic 87
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Review an Informative Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102-104
Introduce Characters 113
Final Draft 127-128
Putting It All Together 141
Reflect and Write 144
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Review Narrative Writing 151
Rate My Scores 154

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.

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Final Draft 27-28
Final Draft 77-78
Plan to Publish 78
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Final Evaluation 102-104
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Final Draft 127-128
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Review Narrative Writing 151

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.

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Thinking About My Topic 36
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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

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My Evidence 40
Brainstorming the Topic 63
Learning About the Topic 67
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Review an Informative Essay 101

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.

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My Evidence 40
Facts in Focus 58
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning About the Topic 67
Plan to Publish 78
Explore a Topic Together 86
The Heart of the Experience 136

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.

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Opinion Wheels 8
Focus on a Topic 12
My Opinion About a Good Story 13
Describing the Story 15
Supporting My Reasons 16
Learning About Transition Words 18
Steps to a Strong Argument 19
Good Stories in Books and Movies 21
Come to a Conclusion 22
First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
A Helpful Review 24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
An Audience for My Opinion 28
Final Evaluation 29-31
Predicting My Scores 31
Review 32-34
Expanding My Learning 33
The Call of the Wild 34
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
Prepare to Debate 39
My Evidence 40
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Spotlight on Excellence 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Review 49-51
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Final Evaluation 52-54
Compare My Scores 54
Facts in Focus 58
A Focused Topic 62
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning the Language 66
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Planning My Concluding Sentence 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Valuable Feedback on My Writing 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Plan to Publish 78
My Average Scores 81
Review 82-84
Effective Informative Writing 84
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Outline My Essay 90
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Learning to Proofread 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Review 99-101
Review an Informative Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102-104
A Visual Comparison 104
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Orient Readers: Setting 112
Introduce Characters 113
Sequence of Actions 114
Similes and Metaphors 116
Just the Right Description 117
Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123-124
Coaching for Success 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Draft 127-128
How to Publish 128
Final Evaluation 129-131
Graphing My Scores 131
Review 132-134
Test Your Knowledge of Narrative Writing 133
Saturday Fitness Fun 134
The Heart of the Experience 136
Planning My Essay 137
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
A Different Perspective 143
Reflect and Write 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145-146
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Review 149-151
Climbing Wall 150
Review Narrative Writing 151
Rate My Scores 154

Conventions of Standard English

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

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Opinion Wheels 8
Focus on a Topic 12
My Opinion About a Good Story 13
Describing the Story 15
Supporting My Reasons 16
Learning About Transition Words 18
Steps to a Strong Argument 19
Good Stories in Books and Movies 21
Come to a Conclusion 22
First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
A Helpful Review 24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
An Audience for My Opinion 28
Final Evaluation 29-31
Predicting My Scores 31
Review 32-34
Expanding My Learning 33
The Call of the Wild 34
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
Prepare to Debate 39
My Evidence 40
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Spotlight on Excellence 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Review 49-51
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Final Evaluation 52-54
Compare My Scores 54
Facts in Focus 58
A Focused Topic 62
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning the Language 66
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Planning My Concluding Sentence 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Valuable Feedback on My Writing 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Plan to Publish 78
My Average Scores 81
Review 82-84
Effective Informative Writing 84
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Outline My Essay 90
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Learning to Proofread 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Review 99-101
Review an Informative Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102-104
A Visual Comparison 104
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Orient Readers: Setting 112
Introduce Characters 113
Sequence of Actions 114
Similes and Metaphors 116
Just the Right Description 117
Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123-124
Coaching for Success 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Draft 127-128
How to Publish 128
Final Evaluation 129-131
Graphing My Scores 131
Review 132-134
Test Your Knowledge of Narrative Writing 133
Saturday Fitness Fun 134
The Heart of the Experience 136
Planning My Essay 137
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
A Different Perspective 143
Reflect and Write 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145-146
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Review 149-151
Climbing Wall 150
Review Narrative Writing 151
Rate My Scores 154

Knowledge of Language

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

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Opinion Wheels 8
Focus on a Topic 12
My Opinion About a Good Story 13
Describing the Story 15
Supporting My Reasons 16
Learning About Transition Words 18
Steps to a Strong Argument 19
Good Stories in Books and Movies 21
Come to a Conclusion 22
First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
A Helpful Review 24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
An Audience for My Opinion 28
Final Evaluation 29-31
Predicting My Scores 31
Review 32-34
Expanding My Learning 33
The Call of the Wild 34
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
Prepare to Debate 39
My Evidence 40
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Spotlight on Excellence 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Review 49-51
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Final Evaluation 52-54
Compare My Scores 54
Facts in Focus 58
A Focused Topic 62
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning the Language 66
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Planning My Concluding Sentence 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Valuable Feedback on My Writing 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Plan to Publish 78
My Average Scores 81
Review 82-84
Effective Informative Writing 84
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Outline My Essay 90
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Learning to Proofread 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Review 99-101
Review an Informative Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102-104
A Visual Comparison 104
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Orient Readers: Setting 112
Introduce Characters 113
Sequence of Actions 114
Similes and Metaphors 116
Just the Right Description 117
Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123-124
Coaching for Success 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Draft 127-128
How to Publish 128
Final Evaluation 129-131
Graphing My Scores 131
Review 132-134
Test Your Knowledge of Narrative Writing 133
Saturday Fitness Fun 134
The Heart of the Experience 136
Planning My Essay 137
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
A Different Perspective 143
Reflect and Write 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145-146
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Review 149-151
Climbing Wall 150
Review Narrative Writing 151
Rate My Scores 154

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 Page
Opinion Wheels 8
Focus on a Topic 12
My Opinion About a Good Story 13
Describing the Story 15
Supporting My Reasons 16
Learning About Transition Words 18
Steps to a Strong Argument 19
Good Stories in Books and Movies 21
Come to a Conclusion 22
First Draft and Peer Review 23-24
A Helpful Review 24
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 25-26
Final Draft 27-28
An Audience for My Opinion 28
Final Evaluation 29-31
Predicting My Scores 31
Review 32-34
Expanding My Learning 33
The Call of the Wild 34
Thinking About My Topic 36
What's Your Opinion? 37
Prepare to Debate 39
My Evidence 40
Connect Reasons with an Opinion 41
A Convincing Argument 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45-46
Spotlight on Excellence 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47-48
Review 49-51
Examine an Opinion Essay 51
Final Evaluation 52-54
Compare My Scores 54
Facts in Focus 58
A Focused Topic 62
Brainstorming the Topic 63
A Terrific Topic Sentence 64
Learning the Language 66
Learning About the Topic 67
Making Sense of My Ideas 68
Using Transition Words 70
Planning My Concluding Sentence 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73-74
Valuable Feedback on My Writing 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75-76
Final Draft 77-78
Plan to Publish 78
My Average Scores 81
Review 82-84
Effective Informative Writing 84
Explore a Topic Together 86
Introducing My Topic 87
Organize My Information 89
Outline My Essay 90
The Body of My Essay 91
Discuss My Conclusion 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95-96
Learning to Proofread 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97-98
Review 99-101
Review an Informative Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102-104
A Visual Comparison 104
Characteristics of Narrative Writing 106
Orient Readers: Setting 112
Introduce Characters 113
Sequence of Actions 114
Similes and Metaphors 116
Just the Right Description 117
Transition Words in Narrative Writing 119
A Conclusion for the Experience 121
A Thoughtful Concluding Sentence 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123-124
Coaching for Success 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125-126
Final Draft 127-128
How to Publish 128
Final Evaluation 129-131
Graphing My Scores 131
Review 132-134
Test Your Knowledge of Narrative Writing 133
Saturday Fitness Fun 134
The Heart of the Experience 136
Planning My Essay 137
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140
Putting It All Together 141
A Different Perspective 143
Reflect and Write 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145-146
A Mentor in the Writing Process 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147-148
Review 149-151
Climbing Wall 150
Review Narrative Writing 151
Rate My Scores 154

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.

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Describing the Story 15
Learning the Language 66
Just the Right Description 117
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Page
Describing the Story 15
Similes and Metaphors 116
Just the Right Description 117
The Good and the Bad 139
Everyday Senses 140

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