Academic Standard

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
No grade range
Cornerstone = Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Elements within this Standard
Introduce a topic or text.
Develop an opinion through logically-ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses.
Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
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Academic Lesson
Multiple content areas
Grade 5
Academic Unit
ELA / Literacy
Grade 5