The stories they created will serve as our baseline writing pieces - to be analyzed in conjunction with a writing rubric - so we can determine the next steps in writing development for each child. The baseline writing will also aid us in providing differentiated instruction for the children in our class.
I have discussed the writing process in the past (click here to read more) so I won't do that in this post, but it is evident from the selected compositions below that our students represent a wide spectrum on the writing continuum.
I will share them in order of development.
|"I want to learn how to read books."|
|"I want to learn about monkeys."|
|"I want to learn about planets. I want to learn about the planets temperature."|
|"Flowers pop out! I want to do for first grade is to learn how a flower pop out I want it to be yellow and brown sunflower and I want it to be big and I want it beautiful and bigger the best flower in the world and I can ..."|
|"Science - I want to make an experiment. And I want to make flowers and I want to make a clay dog and I want to make a potion."|
I wonder how I would have answered this question in first grade.