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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.
a.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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