W.9-10.2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.9-10.2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
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Practicing with prompts repeatedly, alongside teacher input, direct instruction, and peer conferences, will help students internalize the writing process and gain competence and confidence in their skills as writers.
Further, if you use prompts throughout the year, students will establish their own writing portfolio, or collection of work that showcases their strengths as well as their development over time.
The following prompts or suggestions for creating prompts are useful for getting fifth graders to hone their nonfiction writing skills.
Fiction can also be both fun and important for fifth graders to write.
Instead, it’s all about citing “textual evidence.” “In third grade they would just ask us to, like, describe your dream store.
It was easy to me,” said Zachary, adding that he enjoys the new challenge.