ELA-04.W.03

 

ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes.

ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

a.  Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters, organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

b.  Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

c.  Use a cariety of tansitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

d.  Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences amd events precicely.

e.  Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experience or events.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify what a character or narrator is
  • I can identify sequence words
  • I can identify what an introduction to a story is
  • I can identify what a conclusion to a story is

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can develop events and/or experiences and show how characters respond to situations using dialogue and description
  • I can use concrete words and phrases as well as sensory details (descriptive words and phrases that appeal to the senses) to help my reader understand the experiences and events (create mind pictures)
  • I can signal changes in time and place by using transition words, phrases, and clauses

Product Targets

  • I can write a logical conclusion that provides a sense of closure (ties up all the loose ends and leaves the reader satisfied

(Rubric) Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Focus the reader by introducing a topic/situation clearly and stays exceptionally/logically focused throughout the piece of writing
  • Uses detailed dialogue or uses description and pacing to show detailed experiences and characters' responses
  • Uses a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to show sequence
  • Uses exceptional sensory details to convey experiences
  • Provides a concluding/ending paragraph
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.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to:

  • Focuses the reader by introducing a topic/situation clearly and stays focused throughout the entire paper
  • Uses dialogue or uses adequate description to show experiences and characters' responses
  • Uses a variety of transitional and concrete words and phrases (first, next, then, last)
  • Uses sensory details to convey experiences
  • Provides a concluding/ending statement
A student writes a narrative writing piece on a time when they felt really excited about an event (holiday, vacation, school event.....)
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Introduces a topic/situation, but loses focus
  • Uses some dialogue or uses some description to show experiences and characters' responses
  • Uses limited transitional and concrete words and phrases
  • Uses limited sensory details to convey experiences
  • Has a weak conclusion/ending
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.
1.0

The student:

  • Has a topic/situation that is unclear
  • Uses little or no dialogue or uses no description to show experiences and character responses
  • Uses little or no transitional and concrete words and phrases
  • Uses little or no sensory details to convey experiences
  • Has no conclusion
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

  • Narrative
  • Narrator
  • Imagined
  • Characters
  • Event Sequence
  • Dialogue
  • Concrete phrases and words
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Orient
  • Sensory Details
  • Connecting Ideas

 

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