GRADE 5  |  2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)

  Write narrative
  1. Establish a plot, point of view, setting, and conflict
  2. Show, rather than tell, the events of the story

  Write responses to literature

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a literary work
  2. Support judgments through references to the test and to prior knowledge
  3. Develop interpretations that exhibit careful reading and understanding

  Write research reports about important ideas, issues, or events by using the following guidelines

  1. Frame questions that direct the investigation

  2. Establish a controlling idea or topic

  3. Develop the topic with simple facts, details, examples, and explanations

2.4   Write persuasive letters or compositions
  1. State a clear position in support of a proposal
  2. Support a position with relevant evidence
  3. Follow a simple organizational pattern
  4. Address reader concerns

  *Write personal and formal letters, thank-you notes

  *Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection
     and the most significant details

 NOTE: *Not required but recommended