W.5.1a

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

 
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Remembering the Sinking of the Titanic

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visualizing the story structure helps readers to build pictures of the story ideas.

 
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Busy Bees or The Super Ant"- Who works harder?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Organizing our thoughts in writing helps us to evaluate text. An author's purpose and perspective influence how an what he writes.

 
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bee and ant
   

Reliving the Sinking of the Titanic

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visualizing the story structure helps readers to build pictures of the story ideas.

 
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titanic lifeboat
   

Writing about Ants and Bees - Are They More Alike or More Different?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good writers use evidence from their research to support their opinions!

 
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Ants and Bees - More Alike or More Different?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There are two sides to each issue that can be supported with evidence. We can form opinions from the ideas and facts that authors give us in various text about a subject. \

 
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Getting our Audiences Attention with a Great Introduction

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Got your attention! The opening paragraph introduces the reader to the purpose and topics of discussion addressed in a report.

 
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Is it Really "Ok" to Say What We are Thinking?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Life changes. People change. Ideals change as society grows and matures. What was good for mankind years ago may not continue to be good for people of today. To ensure we protect our freedoms we need to evaluate what ideals we still believe in.

 
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enough is enough
   

Because, Although, After - Each Writing Has a Structure and a Purpose

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writers Structure Their Text With a Purpose in Mind
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writers Structure Their Text With a Purpose in Mind
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When we know the purpose of the different text structures we can write in the best format to attract our intended audiences. Understanding the "how" and "why" of other author's writing - helps us to do the same with our writing.

 
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text structure poster
   

How Do We Convince Others of Our Beliefs?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing to make a point!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing to make a point!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good writers can influence their audiences even if they don't agree with the issue. Advertisements give writers the visual edge to influence the masses!

 
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Relationships Between Problems and Solutions

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Authors create suspense through problem - solution writing strategies. As readers we get interested in the story when we don't know what the outcome will be.

 
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problem solution chart
   

We Sing in One Voice for All Beliefs

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We sing to share what we believe with those around us. Our countries songs reflect our pride and belief in all citizens having rights and freedoms.

 
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Using Persuasion to Influence our Audience

5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To effect a change we need to share our ideas with others.

 
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persuasive writing chart
   

Write a Compare and Contrast Essay

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Interactive Read Alouds- Perfect Anytime
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Interactive Read Alouds- Perfect Anytime
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Small steps lead to success. Gradual Release of a Complex Task

Standards:
 
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Question-Answer Relationships in Writing Research Reports

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good writers use questions to make connections with their readers and create interest in their topics!

 
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Presentations: Learning to Say What We Wrote

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Note taking helps us to recollect the facts that we want to share with our audience!

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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