EDIT MAIN
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WRITING

KINDERGARTEN

Text Types and Purposes:

  • Narrative Writing
    • Structure: Tells, draws and writes sequenced stories
    • Development: Includes details about who was there, what they did, and how they felt
  • Informational Writing
    • Structure: Tells, draws and writes about a topic
    • Development: Includes some important details about a topic
  • Opinion Writing
    • Structure: Tells, draws and writes to introduce and explain an opinion
    • Development: Includes details in pictures and words

Writing Process:

  • Planning: Generates ideas and orally rehearses writing
  • Revising: Reviews pictures and can reread to add details
  • Editing: Rereads writing to check for spaces between words, capital letters and punctuation
  • Spelling: Applies word study concepts and uses the word wall to help with spelling
  • Writing Habits: Draws and writes with grade-level stamina and engagement
  • Handwriting: Writes legibly and efficiently

FIRST GRADE 

Text Types and Purposes:

  • Narrative Writing
    • Structure: Writes sequenced stories with leads, transitions and endings
    • Development: Includes details such as characters’ feelings and actions
  • Informational Writing
    • Structure: Organizes writing to teach about a topic
    • Development: Includes facts about a topic
  • Opinion Writing
    • Structure: Organizes writing to share an opinion using a lead, transitions and an ending
    • Development: Includes details and at least one reason for the opinion

Writing Process:

  • Planning: Generates ideas and can sketch across pages to plan writing
  • Revising: Reviews pictures and writing to add details
  • Editing: Rereads writing to check for punctuation and appropriate use of capital letters
  • Spelling: Applies grade-level word study concepts and uses the word wall to help with spelling
  • Writing Habits: Draws and writes with grade-level stamina, volume and engagement
  • Handwriting: Writes legibly and efficiently