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ELD Standards: Grades K-2

Writing Strategies and Applications

ELD Levels
ELD Standards
Instructional Strategies
Beginning
Copy the English alphabet legibly. 
 
Copy words posted and commonly used in the classroom (e.g., labels, number names, days of the week).
 
Write a few words or phrases about an event or character from a story read by the teacher.
 
Write a phrase or simple sentence about an experience generated from a group story.
 
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Early Intermediate
Write simple sentences about events or characters from familiar stories read aloud by the teacher.
 
Write simple sentences by using key words posted and commonly used in the classroom (e.g., labels, number names, days of the week, and months. For example , "Today is Tuesday").
 
Write one to two simple sentences (e.g., "I went to the park").
 
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Intermediate
Write short narrative stories that include the elements of setting and characters.
 
Produce independent writing that is understood when read but may include inconsistent use of standard grammatical forms.
 
Following a model, proceed through the writing process to independently write short paragraphs of at least three lines.
 
Write simple sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, social studies).
 
Write a friendly letter of a few lines. 

Early Advanced
Write short narratives that include elements of setting, characters, and events.
 
Proceed through the writing process to write short paragraphs that maintain a consistent focus. 
 
Use complex vocabulary and sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, social studies).
 
Write a formal letter.
 
Produce independent writing with consistent use of standard grammatical forms. (Some rules may not be followed).

Advanced
Write short narratives that include examples of writing appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, social studies).
 
Write short narratives that describe the setting, characters, objects, and events.
 
Produce independent writing by using correct grammatical forms.
 
Proceed through the writing process to write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that maintain a consistent focus.