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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Story Prompts

Grade: 5th Grade
Standard:

5.16.A*

Description:

write imaginative stories that include:
  1. a clearly defined focus, plot, and point of view;
  2. a specific, believable setting created through the use of sensory details; and
  3. dialogue that develops the story; and

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.3a

Description:

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.3b

Description:

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.3c

Description:

Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.3d

Description:

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.M

Description:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.N

Description:

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.3e

Description:

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.O

Description:

Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations; use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.P

Description:

Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally, using a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events; provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences and events

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.Q

Description:

Write with an awareness of style.

Use sentences of varying length.

Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
    E05.D.2.1.1 - Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
  • E05.D.2.1.2 - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • E05.D.2.1.3 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E05.D.2.1.4 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.R

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E05.D.1.1.1 - Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

  • E05.D.1.1.2 - Form and use the perfect verb tenses (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked).

  • E05.D.1.1.3 - Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

  • E05.D.1.1.4 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

  • E05.D.1.1.5 - Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

  • E05.D.1.1.6 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting

  • inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.* E05.D.1.1.7 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E05.D.1.1.8 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

  • E05.D.1.2.1 - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

  • E05.D.1.2.2 - Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

  • E05.D.1.2.3 - Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

  • E05.D.1.2.4 - Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

  • E05.D.1.2.5 - Spell grade-appropriate words correctly.

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