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ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

Writing Strategies and Applications


ELD Levels

ELD Standards

Instructional Strategies

Beginning

Write the English alphabet legibly.
 
Label key parts of
common objects.
 
Create simple sentences or phrases with some assistance.
 
Use models to write short narratives.
 
During group writing activities,
write brief narratives and stories by using a few standard grammatical forms.

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Early Intermediate

Write short narrative stories that include elements of setting and characters.
 
Write simple sentences and use drawings, pictures, lists, charts, and tables to respond to familiar literature.
 
Follow a model given by the teacher to independently write a short paragraph of at least four sentences.
 
Write an increasing number of words and simple sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g.,
math, science, history-social science).
 
Follow a model to write a friendly
letter.
 
Produce independent writing that is understood when read but may
include inconsistent use of standard grammatical forms.

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Intermediate

Narrate with some detail a sequence of events.
 
Produce
independent writing that is understood when read buy may include inconsistent use of standards grammatical forms.
 
Begin to use a variety of genres in writing (e.g., expository, narrative, poetry).
 
Independently create cohesive paragraphs that develop a central idea with consistent use of standard English grammatical
forms. (Some rules may not be followed). 
 
Use more complex vocabulary
and sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, history-social science).
 
Write a letter independently by using detailed sentences.


Early Advanced

Write a detailed summary of a story.
 
Arrange compositions
according to simple organizational patterns.
 
Independently write simple responses
to literature.
 
Use complex vocabulary and sentences appropriate for language
arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, social studies).
 
Independently
write a persuasive letter with relevant evidence. 
 
Write multiple-paragraph
narrative and expository compositions appropriate for content areas, with consistent use of standard grammatical forms.


Advanced

Write short narratives that include examples of writing appropriate for language arts and other content
areas (e.g., math, science, social studies).
 
Write a persuasive composition
by using standard grammatical forms.
 
Write narratives that describe the setting,
characters, objects, and events.
 
Write multiple-paragraph narrative and expository
compositions by using standard grammatical forms.
 
Independently use all the
steps of the writing process.

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