Writing: Grades K-5

Attributes of Learning and Performance

KINDERGARTEN

1. Opinion

a. Draws or narrates a paper with an opinion

b. Establishes a topic

c. Can use sources such as internet

d. Provides a sense of closure

2. Informative

a. Draws or narrates a paper which is informative

b. Title has a topic

c. Provides relevant facts and information

d. Uses sources

e. Uses linking words

3. Narrative

a. Draws or narrates a story about a single event

b. Draws or dictates the story telling events in the order that they happened

c. Provides a reaction to the events

d. Uses linking words

e. Includes a sense of closure

1ST GRADE

1. Opinion

a. Writes a paper stating an opinion

b. Provides a title that follows the topic of the paper

c. Provides facts that support the opinion

d. Uses linking words

e. Uses sources such as the internet

f. Provides a conclusion

2. Informative

a. Writes a paper that gives information

b. Provides a title for the paper that flows with the topic

c. Supplies four facts about the topic

d. Uses sources such as the internet

e. Uses linking words

f. Provides a conclusion

3. Narrative

a. Writes a story about a single event

b. Writes the events in a storytelling matter in the order they happened

c. Provides a reaction to the events

d. Uses linking words

e. Provides a sense of closure

2ND GRADE

1. Opinion

a. Introduction of topic/book clear in opening sentence

b. States own opinion and supports it with 3 facts/details

c. Uses linking and transition words

d. Provides detailed sentences throughout

2. Informative

a. Clear and interesting topic sentence

b. Groups related ideas

c. Supports facts with use of sources

d. Uses facts to develop points

e. Shares information in own wording

f. Uses transition and linking words

3. Narrative

a. Establishes situation in opening sentence

b. Sequences events using correct time order words

c. Describes actions/thoughts/feelings

d. Resolves problems at the end/provides a conclusion

e. Good organization with Clear beginning, middle and end

f. Uses transition words throughout

3RD GRADE

1. Opinion

a. Clear and interesting topic sentence states opinion

b. Relevant and supporting sentences

c. Lists reasons for opinion in organized/structured way

d. Uses multiple sources

e. Well-developed and supportive facts/details

f. Conclusion section with conclusion sentence

2. Informative

a. Clear and interesting topic sentence stating topic

b. Relevant supporting sentences with facts, details, definitions, and illustrations

c. Uses multiple sources

d. Uses linking and transition words, stating information in own words

e. Includes conclusion section and sentence

3. Narrative

a. Establishes the situation, introducing narrator and characters

b. Uses well-developed and descriptive details to clearly define and sequence events

c. Develops an events that unfolds naturally

d. Uses linking and temporal words and phrases

e. Provides a closure to event

4TH GRADE

1. Opinion

a. Topic sentence leads into well thought out paragraph with relevant information

b. Support opinion with facts and logical reasoning

c. Organized format that relates ideas in order

d. Use words and phrases to link opinion and reasons

e. Use conclusion statement

2. Informative

a. Examine and convey ideas related to topic

b. Introduce topic clearly and logically

c. Connect thoughts and words or phrases

d. Use appropriate “facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic,” and be able to connect their thoughts with words or phrases (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2014).

3. Narrative

a. Write fiction or non-fiction with appropriate sequence of events

b. Provide clear and concise details

c. Introduce narrator and/or characters with effective techniques

d. Use dialogue and description to demonstrate the story and how characters respond

e. Use transitional phrases to help progress events

f. Include a conclusion that follows narrative

g. Combine the use of simple, compound, and complex sentences throughout

5TH GRADE

1. Opinion

a. Use support and references for information that explains own opinion

b. Organize paper to flow logically and coherently

c. Link opinion to supporting points using supporting words

d. Clearly state the topic

e. Introduction includes outline, relevant points, and information

f. Conclusion statement is related to the opinion

g. Maintain constant flow throughout paper with use of transition words

h. Includes ““propositional phrases, appositives, dependent and independent clauses, transitions or conjunctions to connect ideas correctly,” while also using appropriate verb usage (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2014)

2. Informative

a. Examine topic while conveying ideas and information sources clearly and accurately

b. Introduce topic with related information grouped logically

c. Include “formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension” (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2014)

d. Provide conclusion of topic with generalization of observations and focus

e. Use various sources to gather information

f. Use topic specific vocabulary and write using their own words

g.

3. Narrative

a. Write fiction or non-fiction with series of events that unfold

b. Establish a situation and narrator and/or character

c. Provide descriptive details use appropriate technique, such as dialogue, pacing, tone, descriptions, and events to show the responses of their characters in the given situation

d. Conclusion with relevant series of events

e. Include transitional words and phrases

f. Provide sensory details and use correct grammar rules

RESOURCES



Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2014). English Language Arts Standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/


Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2014). English Language Arts Standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/


SCS Curriculum Resources (2012). SCS Writing Rubric CCWS.Retrieved from http://instructional-services.scotlandcs.schoolfusion.us/modules/locker/files/group_files.phtml?parent=5308589&gid=1387061&sessionid=da21f9af23ea7f48b64f1ada87e39054