Standard 2:
26. Write simple stories with a central idea or event; a beginning, middle, and end; and details (ELA 2 E1)
27. Use specific action and descriptive words when writing a story, description, or narration (e.g., stomped instead of walked and magnificent instead of big) for a specific purpose and/or audience (ELA 2 E2)
28. Participate in group writing activities and processes, including:
  • using prewriting strategies, including listing, brainstorming, and drawing to generate ideas for writing
  • planning for writing by completing a partially completed graphic organizer
  • writing a first draft of a story, letter, or description using complete sentences
  • conferencing with a teacher or peers about how to improve writing and incorporate ideas into final paper
  • revising/editing own writing in first draft
  • creating individual and class written texts for publication (ELA 2 E3)
29. Independently write a variety of grade appropriate compositions, including:
  • simple letters, notes, and stories
  • simple informational descriptions
  • simple rhymes and poems (ELA 2 E4)
30. Use literary devices including dialogue and sensory details in shared writing activities (ELA 2 E5)
31. Write for various purposes, including:
  • responses that include simple judgments about stories and texts
responses that follow simple formats, including envelopes, lists, and journals (ELA 2 E6)