2nd Grade English


(W) Writing

ELA-02.W

BPSS-ELA logoStrand (W)

Writing

Narrative for the Writing Strand

The standards in this strand include three kinds of writing: opinion, informative, and narrative. Opinion and informative writing will likely start with kids reading one or more books and responding to what they’ve learned. In an opinion piece, your child introduces the book or topic he’s writing about, states his opinion or preference about it, gives a reason or two to support his opinion (e.g. Ramona was wrong because she hurt Susan when she pulled her curls.), and then offers some sort of conclusion to complete his writing.

In an informative piece, your child names what he’s writing about and gives some information, facts, or details about it (e.g.Dinosaurs lived on Earth a long time ago. Some dinosaurs were bigger than people are today…), and, as in an opinion piece, offers some sense of conclusion.

Writing a narrative is like writing a story, and your child’s story may be inspired by books, experiences, or pure imagination. Your second grader’s story should describe two or more events, include some details about what happened, and use sentence order, verb tense, and words to put the events in order (e.g. Then Goldilocks tries the second bowl of porridge. Next she eats the third bowl of porridge.) and give some sense of the story coming to an end — not only by writing “The End,” .

Students learn and apply the rules of standard written English and to strengthen and expand their vocabulary, use of language, and organization of ideas.  You will find the standards for these skills in the Language Strand.  

 

How can I help my child at home with the writing strand standards?

  • Let your child see you write - notes, letters, memories.  Read aloud what you have written.
  • Establish a place to leave messages for each other such as a wipe-off or cork board.  
  • Talk with your child about their opinion about a topic or book by stating the opinion and giving a reason for his/her thinking“I think dogs make the best pets… because …”.  Model this by giving your own opinions about topics or books.
  • Have your child write about a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and find a way to close/end their writing piece.  
  • Help your child see that order is important in writing about a story or happening, using a proper sequence of events.
  • Help your child to use the computer, pens, crayons, paint, etc. to produce and publish what he/she has written/drawn.  Have them read aloud what they have written.
  • Do simple research about a given topic together – and have your child write and organize the facts you both find.
  • Help your child to recall information about his/her own experiences, or what he/she has read or researched, to answer questions.

 

Resources

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-02.W.01

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-02.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce the topic or book they are writing about
b. State an opinion.
c. Supply reasons for the opinion.
d. Use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons
e. Provide a concluding statement or section

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify my opinion on a topic or book.
  • I can identify linking words.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can give reasons that support my opinion. I can link my opinions and reasons with connecting words.
  • I can write an opinion piece with an introduction, supporting reasons, and a concluding statement/section.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • topic, opinion, reasons, concluding statement, linking words, persuade
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • identify an opinion and supporting reasons in a text
    • identify linking words, such as: because, and, also write an opinion about a topic
    • write a reason to support an opinion
    • write a concluding statement using a model
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write opinion pieces that:
    • introduce the topic
    • state an opinion
    • supply reasons to support opinion
    • use linking words to connect to opinion and reasons
    • provide a concluding statement
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • explain how suggested edits will improve a piece of writing
  • make the suggested edits to enhance the text
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Opinion
  • Structure
  • Opening
  • Closing
  • Linking Words
  • Reason
  • Support

Websites


ELA-02.W.02

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-02.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Sub-Standards:

a. Introduce a topic.
b. Use facts and definitions to develop points.
c. Use transitional words when appropriate.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify information about my topic.
  • I can identify linking words.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can select a topic and identify information (facts and definitions) to share.
  • I can use facts and definitions to share points and ideas about my topic.
  • I can present my information in writing and provide a concluding statement or sections.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • fact/opinion, introduction, concluding statement/conclusion, definition, points
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • identify difference between fact and opinion identify facts and definitions in a text write a fact (in their own words) write an introduction using a model write a concluding statement using a model
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write informative/explanatory texts in which they:
    • introduce a topic use facts and definitions to develop points use transitional words provide a concluding statement
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • explain how suggested edits will improve a piece of writing
  • make the suggested edits to enhance the text
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Information
  • Research
  • Facts
  • Details
  • Opening
  • Closing
  • Topic

Websites


ELA-02.W.03

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Text Types and Purposes

ELA-02.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Sub-Standards:

a. Recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events.
b. Include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.
c. Use transitional words to signal event order.
d. Provide a sense of closure.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify words that show changes in time (before, during, after).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe actions, thoughts and feelings in my story.
  • I can place story events in the correct order.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use words to show changes in time (before, during, after).
  • I can write my own story with events placed in the correct order.
  • I can create an opening for my story.
  • I can create an ending for my story.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • recount, elaborate, sequence of events, details, temporal, closure
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • write a beginning
    • write a middle
    • write an ending
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • write narratives in which they:
    • recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events
    • include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings
    • use temporal words to signal event order
    • provide a sense of closure
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • explain how suggested edits will improve a piece of writing
  • make the suggested edits to enhance the text
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Narrative
  • Narrate
  • Character
  • Feelings
  • Temporal Words
  • Sequence
  • Opening
  • Closing
  • Situation
  • Event
  • Details
  • Thoughts
  • Actions
  • Feelings

Websites


ELA-02.W.04

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)

ELA-02.W.05

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA-02.W.05 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-02.W.06

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA-02.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-02.W.07

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-02.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-02.W.08

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-02.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-02.W.09

ELA Writing Strand Logo 2nd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-02.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA-02.W.10

Under Development

ELA-02 Targeted Standards
(W) Strand: Writing
Cluster: Range of Writing.

ELA-02.W.10 (Begins in grade 3)

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 Student is able to
-
  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
-
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0 Student is able to -
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0 Student is able to
-
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill id demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

  • Add resources with links, youtube or PDF

Vocabulary

  • List