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WRITING

SECOND GRADE

Text Types and Purposes:

Narrative Writing

  • Writes a detailed narrative that includes actions, thoughts and feelings
  • Uses transitional words to sequence a narrative
  • Writes a lead that hooks the reader
  • Writes an ending that provides a sense of closure

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

  • States an opinion
  • Includes supporting reasons
  • Uses transitional words to link reasons
  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Information Writing

  • Uses an introduction to name a topic and interest readers
  • Uses facts and definitions to teach about a topic
  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Conventions in Daily Writing

  • Produces simple and compound sentences
  • Uses capitalization (beginning of sentences, I, and names)
  • Uses ending punctuation correctly
  • Spells grade level high frequency words correctly
  • Uses spelling patterns

Revising and Editing

  • With guidance, strengthens writing by revising and editing


THIRD GRADE

Text Types and Purposes:

Narrative Writing

  • Develops a narrative that uses dialogue, actions, thoughts, and feelings
  • Writes the events of a narrative in sequence using transition words
  • Writes a lead that hooks the reader
  • Writes an ending that provides a sense of closure

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

  • Writes an introduction on a topic and states an opinion
  • Provides persuasive reasons in an organized manner
  • Uses transitional words to link opinion and reasons
  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Information Writing

  • Introduces a topic and groups related information together
  • Uses facts, definitions, and details to teach about a topic
  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect ideas within subtopics
  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Conventions in Daily Writing

  • Produces simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Uses appropriate capitalization (proper nouns and titles)
  • Uses punctuation correctly
  • Spells grade level high frequency words correctly
  • Applies a variety of spelling patterns

Production and Distribution

  • With guidance, strengthens writing by revising and editing
  • With guidance, uses technology to publish and interact with others

FOURTH GRADE

Text Types and Purposes

  • Writes narratives using effective techniques, description, and clear event sequences
  • Writes opinion pieces supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • Writes informative texts, researching when needed, to convey ideas clearly

Conventions in Daily Writing

  • Produces complex sentences with correct grammar
  • Uses correct capitalization
  • Uses punctuation appropriately
  • Spells grade-appropriate words correctly

Production and Distribution

  • Uses the writing process (plan, draft, revise, edit, publish)
  • Uses technology to assist with writing