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Language Arts Instructional Map Second Grade – Quarter 1 Friendly Letter HCPS III Benchmarks Addressed:
LA 2.4.1 LA 2.4.2 Write in a variety of grade-appropriate formats for a variety of purposes and audiences, such as: • Simple explanations of an event or circumstance Form and use the following grammatical constructions correctly when editing writing: • Correct word order when constructing complete sentences • Declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences • Plural forms of regular nouns • Adjectives Edit writing to correct capitalization: • Proper nouns • Words at the beginning of sentences • Days of the week • Months of the year

LA 2.4.4

Brief Description of Task for Teachers:
1. Students will edit friendly letter worksheet for correct capitalization and grammatical inaccuracies. 2. Students will write a friendly letter describing a personal event (e.g. Birthday party, sleepover, field trip)

Brief Description of Task for Students:
Edit the friendly letter for capitalization, punctuation and incorrect grammar using the appropriate editing marks. Finally, write your own friendly letter describing a personal event such as a birthday party, sleepover, or field trip.

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Criteria to Be Used: Scoring Rubric for Friendly Letter Summary Assessment
Advanced Benchmark LA 2.4.1 Writing: Conventions and Skills Benchmark LA 2.4.2 Writing: Conventions and Skills Benchmark LA 2.4.4 Writing: Conventions and Skills Exceptionally clear sequencing and detailed description of a personal event in the form of a friendly letter. Consistently identifies all grammatical errors in a friendly letter. Consistently identifies incorrect capitalization in a friendly letter. Proficient Generally clear sequencing and somewhat detailed description of a personal event in the form of a friendly letter. Generally identifies most grammatical errors in a friendly letter. Generally identifies incorrect capitalization in a friendly letter. Partially Proficient Sequencing and some details lack clarity in the description of a personal event in the form of a friendly letter. Identifies some of the grammatical errors in a friendly letter. Sometimes identifies incorrect capitalization in a friendly letter. Novice Unclear sequencing and no details in the description of a personal event in the form of a friendly letter. Identifies few of the grammatical errors in a friendly letter. Rarely identifies incorrect capitalization in a friendly letter.

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Name: ________________________________

Date: _____________________

Directions: Edit this friendly letter for correct capitalization, punctuation and grammar. Use the following editing marks: Add capital Correct spelling ^ Add adjectives where appropriate Change word order Correct punctuation camp maui 68-1730 paniolo ave Waikoloa, hi 96738 Oktbr 31, 2006 Aloha papa Camp Maui is ^ fun? On Sunday, we want on a ^ hike.

we campt by a river. I passt my Swim Test pancake the bestest

The meal breakfast is my favorite. I lik

I made a new friends. he is form japan. He is teachign me to ^ this week. I

sumo wrestle.I’m teaching him to how surf. The wave have been hope you are weel Love kimo

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Directions: Write your own friendly letter describing a personal event such as a birthday party, sleepover, or field trip. Remember: You should use the friendly letter format that you have been taught. This is the same format that is on the front of this paper (heading, greeting, body, closing and signature)

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Teachers will need to add editing marks on the front of the student assessment worksheet.

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