School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade K

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Reading/ELA:

Standard 4.0 Writing

Students will compose in a variety of modes by developing content, employing specific forms, and selecting language appropriate for a particular audience and purpose.

Indicator

  • 1. Compose texts using the prewriting and drafting strategies of effective writers and speakers
Objectives
  1. Generate ideas and topics for writing
  2. Dictate or write words, phrases, or sentences related to ideas or illustrations

Indicator

  • 2. Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas and inform
Objectives
  1. Write to express personal ideas using drawings, symbols, letters, or words
  2. Contribute to a shared writing experience or topic of interest
  3. Use sensory details to expand ideas
  4. Dictate, draw, or write to inform
  5. Dictate, draw, or write a response to text, such as response logs and journals

Indicator

  • 3. Compose texts using the revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers
Objective
  1. Prepare writing for display by revising and editing using rules, such as capital letters and periods

Indicator

  • 4. Identify how language choices in writing and speaking affect thoughts and feelings
Objectives
  1. Identify and use words to communicate feelings
  2. Acquire and use new vocabulary

Indicator

Objective
  1. Use descriptive words and other details to expand and improve student's own writing

Indicator

  • 6. Use word lists as a source of information in writing

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

11/15/07