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

ELA-00.W.02 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify an opening to a piece of writing
  • I can identify a closing sentence to a piece of writing 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can select a topic and information to share

Product Targets

  • I can use drawings and words to name and give information about a topic

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

Student has:

  • A topic that is clear and narrowly focused
  • Draw pictures or diagrams that enhance the text
  • 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
  • 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
  • Support their writing with details that are present and mostly accurate 
  • Provide an introduction to the topic
  • Use sentence structure present and the sentences are decodable
  • Word choice that helps support the information shared
The student researches (books, or through technology) on a topic that is of interest to them.  They use this information to write about the topic.
  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 and/or 3.0 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
  • Uses random letters or scribbles 
  • 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.




  • Topic
  • Key details
  • Information
  • Sentence
  • Introduction
  • Closing


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