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WRITING

KINDERGARTEN

Narrative Writing

  • Tells, draws, and writes sequenced stories
  • Draws and writes some details about what happened

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

  • Draws, tells, and writes opinions and preferences about a topic or book

Information Writing

  • Draws, tells, and writes important details about a topic
  • With support, gathers information and explains using pictures/labels/words

Language Conventions

  • Spells words relying on most obvious sounds
  • Spells grade level high frequency words (e.g., to, a, the)
  • Recognizes and names end punctuation
  • Capitalizes the first word in a sentence and the pronoun “I”
  • Writes legibly and efficiently

Revision and Editing

  • With support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed

FIRST GRADE 

Narrative Writing

  • Writes across three or more pages
  • Puts the events in order using words such as and, then, so
  • Writes an ending that provides some sense of closure
  • Includes details in pictures and words

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

  • Writes an opinion and states supporting reasons
  • Writes an ending that provides some sense of closure

Information Writing

  • Names a topic and supplies facts
  • Writes an ending that provides some sense of closure
  • With support, gathers information and uses labels/words to answer questions

Language Conventions

  • Spells words relying on most obvious sounds and common spelling patterns
  • Spells grade level high-frequency words
  • Uses end punctuation for sentences
  • Uses commas in dates and lists
  • Capitalizes sentences, dates, names, and the pronoun “I”
  • Writes legibly and efficiently

Revising and Editing

  • With support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed