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English Language Arts Grade 5
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Writing Standard 3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
 
  • American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
    After completing these activities, students will be able to: identify the original thirteen British colonies on a map; understand how physical geography affected settlement; understand how settlers' backgrounds influenced their values, priorities, and daily lives; examine artifacts and make inferences about the people and the historical periods that they represent; imagine typical daily life for different families in colonial America in the late 1700s; write a letter from the viewpoint of someone who lived in a different time and place.
  • Can I have a Word?
    Giving teachers new ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in the classroom.
  • Fifth Grade On-Demand Narrative Writing Samples
    Sample narrative pieces written by fifth graders in response to a uniform text-based prompt.
  • Fifth Grade Range of Writing Narrative Writing Samples
    These pieces provide examples of narrative writing for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences, over both extended and shorter time frames.
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: Close Reading of a Non-Fiction Text
    In this Teaching Channel video you will learn a variety of ways to help readers interact with non-fiction, especially as they learn to annotate the text in order to hold and concentrate their understanding.
  • Time for Kids
    A student version of this popular news magazine. Includes current news articles, homework tips, games, surveys and polls, and links to other magazines.
  • Under the Deep Blue Sea
    In this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore oceans and ocean life. Through creative writing and research projects, students will learn about the ocean and the creatures that live there. This resource is located on the Edsitement website.
  • Writing with Writers
    This sites provides a variety of workshops created by popular authors. Some of the workshops covered include biographies, journal writing, fairy tales, myths, etc. The workshops explain the writing process and some provide opportunities for submission.

UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jennifer Throndsen and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .  
Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov
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