Grade 4 Level 2 Writing Sample

Compare your home, village or city to the place you live at now.
Describe things that are the same and different.
Student Example

Student writing sample:

My old home is hotter than in here. The same thing a here and my old home is the foods. In my old home more people wack (walk) or drain (ride) a baik (bike). Here is more clean. My old home is bigger than here. In here theres less people. My old home is not nice like here. Because there a lot of crimails its is ver Bad. Here is very nice I like the snow and cold.

Uses some utility words (home, people, here), descriptive words (old, clean, bigger, ver [very] bad) and subject-specific words (more, less) related to familiar objects, actions and topics.

Level 2: Writes nouns (baik [bike], snow, people), verbs in present tense (is, wack [walk], drain [ride], like), past and continuous tenses (no evidence), pronouns (my, its, I), prepositions (in, of), articles (the, a), adjectives (hotter, very nice, cold) and adverbs with word choice and word placement errors.
Approaching Level 3: Writes a range of grammatical structures demonstrating some control of word order, plurals, tense and subject–verb agreement.

Writes simple detailed sentences (My old home is not nice like here.) and compound sentences (The same thing as here and my old home is the food.).

Spells unfamiliar words that reflect learner’s own pronunciation (crimails [criminals]), capitalizes beginning of sentences (In, Here) and puts periods (.) at the end of sentences.

Uses familiar words and phrases. Uses sentence frames (My old home …, Here is …) to write ideas.

Level 1: Connects using “and” and produces simple sentences.
Level 2: Connects ideas in simple sentences using conjunctions (and, or, because), time markers (no evidence) and sequence markers (no evidence).

Edits for basic punctuation (.) and spelling of familiar words and sight words (than, here, more, there).

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