Grade 6 Level 2 Writing Sample

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

Student writing sample:

Different from A and B
A have many bulding B not have many bulding. A bulding big tall. B have small bulding. A have snow but B no snow. B have much green tree and flower. A have many peple B have to many peple.

Uses some utility words (bulding [building], snow, tree, flower), descriptive words (big, tall, small, much, green, many) and subject-specific words (no evidence) related to familiar objects, actions and topics.

Level 1: Writes nouns (snow), verbs in present tense (have), plurals (peple [people]) and prepositions (from) with usage errors and omissions.
Level 2: Writes nouns, verbs in present, past and continuous tenses, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs with word-choice and word-placement errors.

Writes simple detailed sentences and compound sentences (A have many building B not have many bulding [building].).

Spells words that reflect learner’s own pronunciation (peple [people], bulding [building]). Capitalizes beginning of sentences (Different) and uses periods (.) at the end of sentences.

Uses familiar words, phrases and sentence frames (A have many …, B have …).

Level 1: Connects words using “and” (and).
Level 2: Connects ideas in simple sentences using familiar conjunctions (and, but), and time and sequence markers (no evidence).

Edits for basic punctuation and spelling of familiar sight words (no, have).

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