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Writing Benchmarks and Anchor Papers - Fifth Grade:SPRING

All descriptors must be evident.

Writing Characteristics

  • Maintains writing focus throughout the piece of writing.
  • Contains coherent paragraphs.
  • Includes an inviting introduction, a logical middle, and a purposeful ending.
  • Contains correctly spelled high frequency words and most words with regular spelling patterns.

Writer Behaviors

  • Uses advanced print conventions appropriately (quotation marks, commas, apostrophes, exclamation marks, contractions, possessives, capital letters in proper nouns).
  • Uses correct verb tense consistently.
  • Writes with a clearly defined voice.
  • Writes clear, coherent explanations, instructions, and factual reports on a range of issues and topics.
  • Maintains continuity of an idea in a single piece of writing over time.