Analyzing Texts: Putting Thoughts on Paper

Grade 5 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.W.5.2b ELA.W.5.9b

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards K-5

5

5th Grade

2b

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

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

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards K-5

5

5th Grade

9b

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

a. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]"€).

b. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "€œExplain 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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Lesson Objective
Respond to a text by analyzing an author's viewpoint
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
What structures does Ms. Brewer have in place to allow for effective differentiation?
The class spent a lot of time talking before writing. What effect did this have?
When Ms. Brewer works with the small group, how does she support English Language Learners?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.5.2b, ELA.W.5.9b

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Analyzing Texts: Putting Thoughts on Paper

Grade 5 / ELA / Writing

Analyzing Texts: Putting Thoughts on Paper