Common Core Alignment:.

W.2.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

W.2.3:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

W.3.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

W.3.3:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.