Grade 5 Writing Description
Our Grade 5 Writing Curriculum is based on Lucy Calkins Units of Study. This series offers grade-specific plans for teaching writing workshops designed to help students meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Grade 5.
"The Common Core State Standards have set the bar to a height that no one teacher, no single year of teaching, can attain. Young writers grow as oak trees do, over years, making it imperative that schools provide an aligned, coherent system to support their progress in opinion, information and narrative writing. —LucyCalkins
With this in mind, our K-5 Writing Committee drafted the first Writing Curriculum for Erie’s Public Schools during the summer of 2013. Grounded in Writer’s Workshop and rich in Writing and Language Standards for Grade 5, the curriculum provides a grade-specific Scope and Sequence, Instructional Guides, Mini Lessons and tools necessary for teachers to help improve our student’s authentic writing skills.