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Second Grade - Curriculum Guide

Second Grade Guide

 

Writing Assessment

Writing Rubric (Based on CA Language Arts Standards) for second grade is described in the following table. A score of 3 meets state and district second grade standards.

 

Score Characteristics of assessments earning the score
4
 
    • Responds to prompt by writing a clear, well-elaborated paragraph that develops a central idea.
    • Demonstrates ability to organize ideas with detail and moves from beginning, middle, to conclusion.
    • Consistently uses extended descriptive vocabulary (adjectives, adverbs).
    • Writes clear, coherent, and varied sentences. Includes use of declarative, exclamatory, and/or interrogative words.
    • Shows correct use of punctuation, capitalization, grammar (use of singular and plural nouns), and spelling.
    • Handwriting is clear and legible.
3
 
    • Responds to prompt by writing a clear, coherent paragraph that develops a central idea.
    • Organize ideas in a sequential manner.
    • Uses appropriate descriptive vocabulary (adjectives).
    • Writes complete and coherent, sentences.
    • Shows conventional use of punctuation, capitalization, grammar (use of singular and plural nouns), and spelling.
    • Handwriting is legible.
2
 
    • Demonstrates some responses to prompt.
    • Demonstrates some ability to organize and sequence ideas.
    • Uses few descriptive words.
    • Uses fragmented and run-on sentences.
    • Contains minor errors in punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
    • Handwriting lacks clarity.
1
 
    • Response to prompt unclear.
    • Writes ideas that are poorly organized.
    • Contains major errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Demonstrates evidence that sentence structure is lacking.
    • Uses inappropriate and/or limited vocabulary.
    • Handwriting lacks form, is unconventional, and difficult to read.