You must obtain permission from the NYC Department of Education for any other use of the assessments. Performance Assessments engage students in authentic, high-level work that is aligned to curricular standards so that teachers can more carefully plan for instruction that meets students where they are and moves them forward.
These pieces are strong examples of fictional narratives that provide a level of quality for which fifth and sixth grade students may strive. As with any written work of art, none of these pieces is perfect. Nevertheless, each piece does many things well, and any one piece may serve as a model or ignite ideas for your own fictional narrative.
My legs were burning, and when I looked down, they were on fire. The finish line seemed miles away. Then my clock radio turned on, and my mind shifted, happily, to reality—but only for a moment.
Now the finish line moved farther away, and my feet could barely lift off the ground. But my mind returned again to the dream, and suddenly I fell into a hole that appeared in the track out of nowhere.
This time I sat up in bed, blue sheets twisted around me. I rubbed my eyes, finally clearing my head of the weird nightmare. He had asked about the track team, and I had commented that the boys seemed to hate me.
My dad had been watching baseball, sitting in his brown leather easy chair. I pulled on blue nylon shorts and a smiley face t-shirt, grabbed my running sneakers, and snuck down the carpeted stairs.
Once outside, I sat down on the old deck and pulled on my sneakers. My legs were itching to run. Quickly I tied the laces, then jogged down our gravel driveway. Once I hit the sidewalk, I picked up my pace. I had a track meet Saturday. Soon my mind was filled with nothing.
My pace set, my feet hit the sidewalk steadily as a clock. The grass was mowed, and a well-tended garden grew in the front yard, just like at my house. I waved but quickly turned back toward my house.
When I jogged past him, he barked a greeting at me and continued chewing. After school that day, at the Morgan High track, the team gathered around the high-jump mat. McCoy, our coach, started the roll call. McCoy continued to call the roll. I stared down at the black track as my hands curled into fists.
I tried not to punch the thing closest to me, which happened to be Coach McCoy. I would like all of you to practice your events. Just do your best on Saturday. Along the way he kept addressing us as boys and men. It happened every time, but still my stomach hardened and I clenched my teeth.
Mark, to the javelin. Curt and Adam, to the discus. Jacob, Greg, and Kevin, to the track for the and The rest of you, find an event. I walked to the pit, found my mark, took a deep breath, and ran, my ponytail streaming out behind me.
When I got to the second mark, which is called a bar, I hopped, then took a step and jumped. I landed well, with my hands forward. I walked back along the newly sprouted grass to try again.We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
I just wanted to say that after trying several learning to read programs with my current 5yr old, Easy Peasy is the only one that is working without any frustration on either of our parts. First Grade Writing Rubric/Narrative Writing (Appendix A, Scaffolding Young Writers) Scoring Guidelines and Commonly Asked Questions Dorn, L., & Soffos, C.
() Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers’ Workshop Approach. Standards Aligned System. The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched .
The rubrics come in both PDF form and a document version for easy editing. Here is a set of three first grade writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces.
This weather unit has engaging weather activities for kindergarten and first grade students. It is perfect for integrating science with reading and writing, too!