COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
5. L.3a - Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
5. SL. 4 - Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
5. SL.5 - Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
5 W.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
5 W.2a - Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
5 W.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5 W.5 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5 W.6 - With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
5W.7 - Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.