ESs should give each parent/student the handouts in this column below.
Instruction and Practice Materials
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the Instruction & Practice Materials in this column, that each parent/student is shown these links, and that the ES prints and provides the materials to any parent/student who wants them. The Writing Assignment graphic organizers a necessary to show the writing assignment expectation.
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the Narrative Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the General Writing Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.
2. School Writing Assignment Expectations
(It is very important that you know the writing assignment expectations by looking at the writing assignment GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, and the SCORING RUBRICS)
3. Practice Checklists
4. "Mock" Practice Assignments K-12
(Optional, but highly recommended)
6. Scoring Rubrics
The Narrative Writing StandardsWhat is Narrative Writing?
Writing Assignment Graphic Organizers
Grade 2: Five Sentences Graphic Organizer
Grade 3: One Paragraph Graphic Organizer
Grades 4: Three Paragraph Graphic Organizer
Grades 5-12: Five Paragraph Graphic Organizer
"How To Write" Narrative Essays
(High Stakes Exams)
1. Practice With a Blank Graphic Organizer
Grade 2: Five Sentences Blank Organizer
Grade 3: One Paragraph Blank Organizer
Grades 4: Three Paragraph Blank Organizer
Grades 5-12: Five Paragraph Blank Organizer
2. Plan Your Narrative Writing
3. Use Transitions
4. Use Sentence Variety
-Incomplete (Fragment) Sentences
5. Use Correct Spelling, Grammar, and Capitalization & Punctuation.
Narrative Writing Prompts
Narrative Writing Instruction Web Links
Narrative Writing Samples
CDE, CA Writing Standards Tests:
Student Samples, Responses & Teacher Commentaries
Five Paragraph Essay: Writing
Instruction by Topic for All Writing
Online Writing Resources
Comprehensive Writing Guides
Comprehensive Grammar Guides
Elements of Style, by Strunk
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
California Writing Genres