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Common Core Standards

Persuasive Text Prompts

Grade: 5th Grade
Standard:

Literacy.W.5.1a

Description:

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.1b

Description:

Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.1c

Description:

Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

Standard:

Literacy.W.5.1d

Description:

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.G

Description:

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.H

Description:

Introduce the topic and state an opinion on the topic
  • E05.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.I

Description:

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details; draw from credible sources.
  • E05.E.1.1.2 - Develop the analysis using a variety of evidence from text(s) to support claims, opinions, ideas, and inferences

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.J

Description:

Create an organizational structure that includes related ideas grouped to support the writer’s purpose; link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses; provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion.
  • E05.E.1.1.1 - Introduce text(s) for the intended audience, state an opinion and/or topic, establish a situation, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

  • E05.E.1.1.3 - Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

  • E05.E.1.1.6 - Provide a concluding section related to the analysis presented.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.K

Description:

Write with an awareness of style.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Use sentences of varying length.
  • 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.*

  • E05.E.1.1.3 - Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

  • E05.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E05.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Standard:

CC.1.4.5.L

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.

Standard:

5.19*

Description:

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.

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