Grade 6 Level 3 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:

My home village is in the B. But now
I’m in A. I like to find out B
and A same and different things. A
and B are alike in their biological things.
They have animals living there. A and
B have many same things. Like houses,
trees, apartments and grasses. A is bigger
than B. B have clean air
but A has clean air. A has
many schools but B has 2 schools.

Another thing is languages. In B people
mainly speak _______ but in A
there are many different language.
found out many same different thing. It has
many more but it can’t think now.

Uses more utility words (home, village, animals, trees, apartments, grasses, air), descriptive words (same, different, bigger, clean, many, more), subject-specific words (biological, languages) and academic words (alike) related to curricular content.

Level 2: Writes nouns (things), verbs in present (have, is, think), past (found) and continuous tenses (no evidence), pronouns (my, I, their, they, it), prepositions (in, out), articles (the), adjectives (clean, many) and adverbs (mainly).
Level 3: Uses a range of grammatical structures that demonstrate some control of word order, plurals, tenses and subject–verb agreement.

Level 2: Writes simple detailed and compound sentences (In B people mainly speak _______ but in A there are many different languages.).
Level 3: Writes complex sentences (no evidence) and simple paragraphs. (Writes response in a simple paragraph.)

Spells familiar words and uses sentence frames to write ideas (A has many schools but B has 2 schools.).

Uses writing plan template to write a personal response. (Follows paragraph format with topic sentence, body text and concluding sentence.)

Connects ideas in related sentences using conjunctions (and, but), time markers (now) and sequence markers (another).

Edits sentences for end punctuation (.), commas in a list (houses, trees, apartments), simple tense (are, is, has) and regular spelling (things, different).

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