ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes.

ELA-00.W.01 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is. . .).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the topic or name of a book
  • I can identify an opening to a piece of writing
  • I can identify a closing to a piece of writing

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine my opinion or preference about a topic or book

Product Targets

  •  I can use drawings and words to share my opinion about a topic or book

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

Student has:

  • A topic that is clear and narrowly focused
  • Pictures or diagrams that enhance the text
  • Uses supporting details that are relevant, accurate and specific
  • An inviting lead that is developed and have a strong sense of closure
  • A variety of sentence beginnings and write sentences that are decodable
  • Expressed an opinion about the topic using vocabulary or punctuation
  • Word choice that contains moments of sparkle, everyday words are used well and support the information
The student may write about the same topics, but the writing style is advanced according to the indicators for a Level 4.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.

“The Standard.” Student has:

  • A topic that is clear and named
  • Pictures and diagrams that offer supporting details
  • Details that are present and mostly accurate and support their topic
  • An introduction to the topic
  • Sentence structure present and the sentences are decodable
  • States an opinion about the topic
  • Word choice that helps support the information shared
The student writes a piece on why they think _____ is the best pet.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student has:

  • A topic that is conveyed in a general way through pictures or text
  • Uses pictures that connect with a word, label or symbol
  • Minimal supporting details
  • No sense of structure
  • Part of a sentence that is present or decodable
  • No opinion stated about the topic
  • Word choice that is limited but makes sense.  The student uses only environmental print
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student:

  • Has no development of an idea
  • Pictures that are not clear (random) and are difficult to interpret
  • Does not provide enough text to support details
  • Does not provide enough text to show any structure
  • Does not provide enough text to convey an opinion
  • Uses random letters that do not correspond with the beginning sounds of the the child's retelling of the story
  • Has no words present or the words are difficult to decode
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Opinion
  • Topic
  • Sentence
  • Word choice
  • Opening
  • Closing
  • Text


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