• Common Core Writing Resources

    State Standards by Grade Level

    K
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    7th
    8th
    High School

    Elementary District Expectations by Grade Level

    K
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th

    The Oregon Department of Education has approved the following two graphic organizers for student use.  D7 teachers should use these graphic organizers to help student preparation and understanding of planning for state writing tests. Option 1 (portrait)   Option 2 (landscape)


    Scoring Guides
    Scoring guides for Kindergarten through 5th grade were developed by the elementary writing team to support students in meeting grade level expectations as defined in the standards.  The ODE Official Scoring Guide is used for scoring official work sample items.

     

    Step Up to Writing

    Step Up to Writing is our elementary core writing program. Grade level teams met and agreed upon common tools and vocabulary from Step Up that are expected to be used across the district in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Please click on the link to access these expectations.

     

    Anchor Papers

    Writing anchor papers have been developed for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Click on this link to access these example papers.

    District Writing Activities

    In an effort to continually work towards improving student writing skills in D7 schools, the writing action team has developed writing assessments for each trimester (fall, winter, and spring).  The fall and winter writing assessments are optional activities for grade level teams to consider.  The District Spring Write is required for all grades K - 8th.  To access writing folders associated with the fall and winter assessments, send a request to printshop for the grade level and quantity needed.

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    Writing Resources

    • The National Writing Project offers a number of writing resources for classroom use.
    • Writing Fix is sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project.  It highlights teacher-created resources and lessons.
    • Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.