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Writing Benchmarks and Anchor Papers - Kindergarten:WINTER

All descriptors must be evident.

Writing Characteristics

  • Some letters correctly match sounds.
  • Beginning letter usually represented correctly. Writing contains spaces between words.
  • Some high frequency words spelled correctly.
  • Letters may be reversed.
  • Writing contains the substance of one sentence (meaningful thought) even though it may not be accurately punctuated.

Writer Behaviors

  • Sometimes writes before drawing.
  • Writes in more than one form (e.g. lists, labels, sentence-like text).