Writing Anchor Standards


Writing Anchor Standard 1
Write opinion pieces on topics of texts supporting a point of view with reasons

√               Would you prefer to be a pirate or a ninja for a day?   Why? Give several reasons to explain you choice.

√               Make a list of people, objectives, experiences, places, ideas, music, movies, books, etc. that are comforting to you.  Think about what it is about those things that makes you feel comfortable.  Explain how and why they are comforting.

√               In your opinion, what three things would be part of a perfect day for a Pirate?   Give several reasons for your answer

√               Which is the better place to spend a day: at the beach or an amusement park.  Provide several reasons for your choice.

Writing Anchor Standard 2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly

√               A small fish is making a journey from a big lake to a small creek   Explain to him how things are going to be different.

√               Explain a light bulb to caveman and cavewomen.

√               Explain what you would do if you found a secret compartment in the back of your closet.

√               Explain how the post office system works to a curious three-year old.

Writing Anchor Standards Standard 3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details and clear event sequences.

√               Hydras, Unicorns, Dragons and more. Describe a day at a zoo that specializes in magical and mythological creatures.   Or make up a story told from the perspective of the head caretaker of a zoo of magical and mythological creatures.
√               Write a story in which you are pretending to be a dollar bill for a week.
√                What would you do if you found a $100 bill?

√               Just add monsters: Write a story you are familiar with, but this time adds monsters.
√               If you got to choose between never sleeping or reading peoples minds, which do you think you would choose and provide several reasons for your choice.

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