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English Language Arts Grade 5
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Writing Standard 4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
 
  • Diamante Poems
    A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond. It doesn't have to rhyme but each line uses specific types of words like adjectives or -ing words. You and the computer can make a diamante poem together.
  • Making Students into Better Writers
    This Teaching Channel video shows one educator using a one-on-one conference to give specific writing feedback and instruction. (5 minutes)
  • Poetry for Kids - The Funny Forty
    The collection of 40 poems by Kenn Nesbitt. The site also links to an interview with Mr. Nesbitt and additional poetry and resources. Lessons for writing funny poetry.
  • Shape Poems
    A shape poem is a poem about an object or thing. It is written in the shape of the object. Make a poem in the shape of a star, a leaf, heart, fish or other shape.
  • The Five Paragraph Essay
    Step by step instructions for completing a five-paragraph essay.
  • The Letter Generator
    This online tool is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.
  • 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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