• writing
     
    Focus
    • Sticks to the topic
    • Chooses a topic that is important to him/her
    Content
    • Includes details to maintain focus
    • Paints a picture in the readers' mind and by using adjectives
    Organization
    • Writes in an organized manner
    • Writes a beginning, middle, and end
    • Uses connecting words (first, then, next, finally, etc.)
    Style
    • Writes using intersting words (W.O.W: Wonderful Outstanding Words ).
    • Sentences vary (length, experimenting with craft, dialogue, etc.)
    Conventions
    • Spacing between words
    • Writes in complete sentences
    • Uses capitals correctly
    • Uses punctuation correctly at a developmentally appropriate level
    • Spells words at a developmentally appropriate level (Phonetic, Transitional, Conventional)
    • Spells learned Sight Words correctly and includes vowels in all words
Last Modified on September 2, 2008