As they learn different techniques and write for different purposes, their writing takes on style and voice.
Fifth grade students use every phase of the writing process and continue to build their knowledge of writing conventions.
Students will be given questions about grammar and mechanics.
Often, there is also a timed writing exercise in which they must write an essay in response to a specific prompt.
They discover how to evaluate writing and conduct research.
Browse Standards-Based Elementary Writing Courses The following writing standards represent what states* typically specify as fifth grade benchmarks in writing proficiency: Grade 5: Writing Strategies Fifth grade writing standards focus on the writing process as the primary tool to help children become independent writers.
—Identifies and correctly uses modifiers, pronouns, and verbs that are often misused (e.g., lie/lay, sit/set, rise/raise). —Uses adjectives (comparative and superlative forms) and adverbs appropriately to make writing vivid or precise.
—Uses prepositional phrases to elaborate written ideas. —Writes with accuracy when using objective case pronouns such as “” Punctuation —Punctuates ends of sentences correctly.
Grade 5: Writing Evaluation Fifth grade students learn to respond constructively to others’ writing and determine if their own writing achieves its purposes.
In Grade 5, students also apply criteria to evaluate writing and analyze published examples as models for writing.