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					Quick Scale: Grade 6 Personal, Impromptu Writing

Aspect                Not Yet Within Expectations    Meets Expectations)           Fully Meets Expectations         Exceeds Expectations
Meaning               • some ideas; mostly           • some opinions and           • relevant personal reactions    • relevant personal reactions
- ideas and           retelling or listing; may be   reactions                     and ideas with some              and ideas with some
information           copied                         • some details and            individuality                    analysis; sense of
                      • few details, might be        explanation                   • some relevant details and      individuality
- use of
detail                repetitive, irrelevant,                                      explanations                     • logical details and
                      extremely short                                                                               explanations
Style                 • simple, repetitive           • language is simple and      • language is clear; some        • language is clear, varied;
- clarity, variety,   language; may be mistakes      often vague                   variety and description          some is precise, expressive
impact of language
                      • sentences are often short    • sentence length may vary;   • variety of sentence lengths    l• flows smoothly, with a
                      and repetitive                 uses a few basic patterns     and beginnings                   variety of sentences
Form                  • no introduction              • introduces the topic        • introduces the topic and       • opens with a clear topic
- opening             • often wanders, loses focus   • generally sticks to the     purpose                          and purpose
- organization        • no real “ending”             topic; may wander in places   • sticks to the topic; easy to   • develops the topic with a
and sequence                                                                       follow                           logical sequence of ideas
                                                     • ending is weak or abrupt
- conclusion                                                                       • ending is logical but abrupt   • effective ending
Conventions           • frequent errors interfere    • some noticeable errors      • few errors; these do not       • no errors except in
- spelling            with meaning                                                 interfere with meaning           challenging language and
- punctuation
- sentences                                                                                                         structures
- grammar




Performance Standards Writing: Grade 6
Quick Scale: Grade 6 Writing Reports, Articles, Letters

Aspect                Not Yet Within Expectations     Meets Expectations)           Fully Meets Expectations        Exceeds Expectations
Meaning               • some information may be       • generally accurate, but     • generally accurate,           • information is well-chosen,
- ideas and           inaccurate or copied            may omit key points           complete, in own words          thorough, in own words;
information           • few details; may be           • includes details and        • some relevant details and     more than one source
- use of detail       irrelevant or repetitive        examples; some may be         examples                        • specific details or
                                                      irrelevant or inaccurate                                      examples
Style                 • simple, repetitive            • language is simple and      • language is clear; some       • language is clear, varied;
- clarity, variety,   language; may be mistakes       often vague                   variety and description         some is precise, expressive
impact of language
                      • sentences are often short     • sentence length may vary;   • variety of sentence lengths   l• flows smoothly, with a
                      and repetitive                  uses a few basic patterns     and beginnings                  variety of sentences
Form                  • text features are omitted     • some text features but      • required text features are    • clear, effective, well-
- text features       or inappropriate                there are mistakes or         correct (minor errors ok)       constructed text features
(e.g., titles,        • introduction does not         omissions                     • introduction clearly          • introduction states
diagrams,
                      identify purpose                • introduction states         presents purpose                purposes, engages audience
illustrations)
                      • disjointed; paragraphing is   purpose; may be general       • paragraphs have main          • paragraphs have main
-introduction
                      ineffective or omitted          • most paragraphs have a      ideas, some supporting          ideas, supporting detail
- paragraphs
                      • omits conclusion              main idea                     detail                          • conclusion sums up the
-conclusion
                                                      • abrupt or weak conclusion   • conclusion is logical         information; may be strong
Conventions           • frequent errors interfere     • some noticeable errors      • few errors; these do not      • no errors except in
- spelling            with meaning                                                  interfere with meaning          challenging language and
- punctuation
- sentences                                                                                                         structures
- grammar




Performance Standards Writing: Grade 6
Quick Scale: Grade 6 Writing Instructions and Procedures


Aspect                Not Yet Within Expectations    Meets Expectations)           Fully Meets Expectations        Exceeds Expectations
Meaning               • some information may be      • generally accurate, but     • generally accurate,           • information is well-chosen,
- ideas and           inaccurate or copied           may omit key points           complete, in own words          thorough, in own words;
information           • few details; may be          • includes details and        • some relevant details and     more than one source
- use of detail       irrelevant or repetitive       examples; some may be         examples                        • specific details or
                                                     irrelevant or inaccurate                                      examples
Style                 • simple, repetitive           • language is simple and      • language is clear; some       • language is clear, varied;
- clarity, variety,   language; may be mistakes      often vague                   variety and description         some is precise, expressive
impact of language
                      • sentences are often short    • sentence length may vary;   • variety of sentence lengths   l• flows smoothly, with a
                      and repetitive                 uses a few basic patterns     and beginnings                  variety of sentences
Form                  • titles and headings are      • titles and headings are     • clear titles and headings     •clear and effective titles
- graphics,           omitted or inappropriate       related to the purpose        • well-organized steps or       and headings;
visual                • steps or sections omitted,   • some steps are omitted or   sections                        • well-organized, steps or
features              combined, or out of order      combined                      • diagrams and sketches are     sections; numbered
- format and          • diagrams and sketches        • diagrams and sketches may   clearly labelled and            • diagrams and sketches are
organization          omitted or incorrect           have errors                   generally accurate              clear and helpful
Conventions           • frequent errors interfere    • some noticeable errors      • few errors; these do not      • no errors except in
- spelling            with meaning                                                 interfere with meaning          challenging language and
- punctuation
- sentences                                                                                                        structures
- grammar




Performance Standards Writing: Grade 6
Quick Scale: Grade 6 Writing Stories

Aspect                Not Yet Within Expectations     Meets Expectations)             Fully Meets Expectations        Exceeds Expectations
Meaning               • attempts a story              • creates a complete,           • creates a complete,           • creates an original story;
- ideas and           • often very short; parts may   predictable story; often        straightforward story           tries to engage the reader
information           be repetitive, irrelevant, or   modelled on others’ ideas       • supporting details about      • effective detail develops
- use of detail       copied                          • some visual details           events, characters, images      events, characters, images
Style                 • simple, repetitive            • language is simple and        • language is clear; some       • language is clear, varied;
- clarity, variety,   language; may be mistakes       often vague                     variety and description         some is precise, expressive
impact of language
                      • sentences are often short     • sentence length may vary;     • variety of sentence lengths   l• flows smoothly, with a
                      and repetitive                  uses a few basic patterns       and beginnings                  variety of sentences
Form                  • may start in the middle; no   • has an introduction; may      • beginning presents the        • strong beginning; may
- beginning           beginning                       overexplain the situation       problem; introduces the         ‘hook’ reader
- development         • some loosely sequenced        • sequence is easy to follow    main character(s)               • develops logically; may
- end                 events                          but may wander in places        • sequence is easy to follow    establish mood
- dialogue            • stops without an ending       • ending is abrupt or           • ending attempts to tie up     • ending ties up story; may
                      • dialogue, if any, is          unbelievable                    the story                       surprise
                      confusing                       • dialogue is generally clear   • dialogue is clear; tries to   • dialogue is clear;
                                                      but not natural                 be realistic for character      contributes to character
Conventions           • frequent errors interfere     • some noticeable errors        • few errors; these do not      • no errors except in
- spelling            with meaning                                                    interfere with meaning          challenging language and
- punctuation
- sentences                                                                                                           structures
- grammar




Performance Standards Writing: Grade 6
Quick Scale: Grade 6 Writing Poems

Aspect                Not Yet Within Expectations    Meets Expectations)            Fully Meets Expectations        Exceeds Expectations
Meaning               • attempts a poem              • creates a complete,          • creates a complete,           • creates an original poem;
- ideas and           • parts may be repetitive,     predictable poem; often        straightforward poem            tries to engage the reader
information           irrelevant, or copied          modelled on others’ ideas      • supporting details about      • effective detail develops
- use of detail                                      • some visual details          events, characters, images      events, characters, images
Style                 • simple, repetitive           • language is simple and       • language is clear and         • language is clear, varied;
- clarity, variety,   language; may be mistakes      often vague (conversational)   varied                          takes risks to create an
impact of language
                                                                                                                    impact
Form                  • does not follow “rules” of   • attempts to follow “rules”   • follows most “rules” of the   • follows the “rules” of the
- poetic form*        chosen poetic form             of chosen form                 chosen form                     chosen form
- description         • little descriptive or        • some descriptive and         • some descriptive and          • some figurative language
                      figurative language            figurative language if         figurative language; visual     and imagery; may show
                                                     required by teacher            detail                          originality
Conventions           • frequent errors interfere    • some noticeable errors       • few errors; these do not      • no errors except in
- spelling            with meaning                                                  interfere with meaning          challenging language and
- punctuation
- grammar                                                                                                           structures




Performance Standards Writing: Grade 6

				
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