Common Core Alignment:.

W.1.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

W.1.5:

Writing

Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

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.2.5:

Writing

Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

W.3.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.3.1a:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

W.3.1b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Provide reasons that support the opinion.

W.3.1c:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

W.3.1d:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Provide a concluding statement or section.

W.3.5:

Writing

Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

W.4.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.4.1a:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.4.1c:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

W.4.1d:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.4.2a:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

W.4.2b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.4.2d:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

W.4.2e:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

L.1.2:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

L.1.2a:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Capitalize dates and names of people.

L.1.2b:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use end punctuation for sentences.

L.2.2b:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.

L.2.3:

Language

Knowledge of Language

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.3.2:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

L.3.2b:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use commas in addresses.

L.3.2c:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

L.3.3b:

Language

Knowledge of Language

Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.

L.4.1f:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.*

L.4.2:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

L.4.2b:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

L.4.2c:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.

L.4.2d:

Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

L.4.3:

Language

Knowledge of Language

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.4.3b:

Language

Knowledge of Language

Choose punctuation for effect.*