Writing Benchmarks and Anchor Papers - Kindergarten:FALL

All descriptors must be evident.

Writing Characteristics

  • Contains letters and letter strings.
  • Letters may be reversed with some approximations.
  • Spaces between word-like clusters begin to appear.
  • Letters and clusters are written left to right and top to bottom.
  • Writing begins to include an occasional known word or familiar name.
  • A single letter may represent a word.

Writer Behaviors

  • Writes to convey a message.
  • Returns to writing to tell about picture.