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 ā€œIā€

  • 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 ā€œIā€

  • Writes legibly and efficiently


Revising and Editing

  • With support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed