Idaho 5th Grade Writing Standards

LiteracyTA provides writing skills that Idaho educators use to teach Idaho 5th Grade Writing Standards.

The Idaho literacy standards are the what. The skills below and the related eCoach discussions are the how. In the table below, you will find next to each Idaho writing standard practical skills, classroom resources, rich conversations and teaching ideas that move all students toward achieving Idaho standards!

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Text Types and Purposes

W2
Idaho
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Production and Distribution of Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W9
Idaho
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Analyzing Prompts

Follow a step-by-step process for breaking down reading and writing tasks.
Analyzing Prompts

Building a Reading and Writing Plan

Build an outline that organizes all parts in a writing task including the required textual details.
Building a Reading and Writing Plan

Cause and Effect Organizer

Keep track of cause and effect relationships in a text.
Cause and Effect Organizer

Compare and Contrast Organizer

Keep track of ideas that are being compared and contrasted in a text.
Compare and Contrast Organizer

Debate a Side

Take a side on an issue and support arguments with sound reasoning and evidence.
Debate a Side

Explaining Textual Details

Use these templates to practice explaining textual details in your writing.
Explaining Textual Details

Fictional Character Web

Analyze main and subordinate characters in fictional stories and poetry.
Fictional Character Web

Four Square Organizer

Keep track of ideas or processes that have four features or steps.
Four Square Organizer

Integrating Sources

Use these templates to practice integrating sources into your writing.
Integrating Sources

Introducing Sources

Use these writing templates to practice introducing textual details.
Introducing Sources

Problem and Solution Organizer

Keep track of problems and solutions in a text.
Problem and Solution Organizer

Sequence/Process Organizer

Track how events, individuals, or ideas develop over time.
Sequence/Process Organizer

Six Organizers at a Glance

Select a graphic organizer to categorize main ideas in a text.
Six Organizers at a Glance

Socratic Seminar

Discuss a text and share ideas with all members in a Socratic circle.
Socratic Seminar

Story Summary Poster

Visually represent the main message or central theme in a story.
Story Summary Poster

Three Group Socratic Seminar

Work in teams of three to discuss a text and share ideas with all members in a Socratic circle.
Three Group Socratic Seminar

Range of Writing

W10
Idaho
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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