Ms. Noonan: Making Students into Better Writers

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Writing Workshop
CCSS: ELA.W.5.4 ELA.L.5.1 ELA.L.5.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing

5

5th Grade

4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

L

Language

5

5th Grade

1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a. Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

b. Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

c. Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

e. Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

L

Language

5

5th Grade

2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

b. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

c. 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?).

d. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

e. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

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Lesson Objective
Use a one-on-one conference to give specific feedback and instruction
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
Notice how many ways Ms. Noonan highlights very specific strengths
Why does Ms. Noonan choose two areas of focus for Crystal?
How has writers workshop affected Crystals perception of her own writing?
Support Materials Below
Link to more on Writing Workshops
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.5.4, ELA.L.5.1, ELA.L.5.2

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Grades 3-5 / ELA / Writing Workshop

Ms. Noonan: Making Students into Better Writers