Kindergarten Writing Learning Objectives
Please notice that literacy learning objectives, listed in italics, are aligned to our larger report card indicators, typed in bold. Each learning objective is accompanied by sample “I statements” that students can use in considering their progress as readers and writers.
Report Card Indicator: Understands and employs the various stages of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting and revision. Kindergarteners use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose text. With guidance and support from adults, they add details to strengthen their writing.
- With guidance and support from adults, I recall information from experiences or books we have read.
- I write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of purposes, and audiences.
Report Card Indicator: Organizes and develops an idea across lines and pages.
Kindergarteners write opinion pieces, explanatory texts and narratives. They name the topic, state an opinion, or develop real and imagined stories.
- The writer attempts a beginning, middle and end.
- With support, the writer incorporates text features, which may include table of contents, labels, and diagrams.
- The writer writes across three or more pages by adding details pictures, labels and words as details.
- The writer put her pages in order and used transition words which may include: and, so, first, then, next, last.
Report Card Indicator: Experiments with a variety of strategies in writing including high frequency words, sound-based spelling and environmental print.
Kindergarteners work to write 30 sight words throughout the year.