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Writing Benchmarks and Anchor Papers - Kindergarten:SPRING

All descriptors must be evident.

Writing Characteristics

  • Writing usually represents sensible beginning and ending consonants.
  • Written left to right and top to bottom in a linear format.
  • Contains some high frequency words spelled correctly.
  • Contains the substance (meaningful thoughts) of a few sentences on a related topic even though it may not be accurately punctuated.
  • Writing contains spaces between words. At this level, spacing may vary.

Writer Behaviors

  • Uses details and expresses individuality in writing.

** To bridge to the next phase, the child should move away from patterned writing to using varied sentence structures even though they may not be accurately punctuated.