First Grade Writing Assessment Kit

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Brandy Shoemaker
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This resource was very help assessing students to ensure that I am meeting their individual needs. Thank you!
Great assessment resource to help identify what students need to work on and how much growth they have made in each unit!


Formally tracking data and progress in writing is not an easy task! Few resources are available to help track student progress with writing standards. This writing assessment kit is just the ticket for keeping data on writing proficiency and growth toward first grade Common Core writing standards!

Kit includes pre-assessment, post-assessment, student progress tracker and class data tracker pages for each of the following Common Core writing types:

Sentences: RF.1.1a, L.1.1j, L.1.2b

Narrative: W.1.3

Opinion: W.1.1

Informative/Explanatory: W.1.2 (two options: one text-based and one how-to prompt)

Each assessment includes a rubric with areas for students to mark their own self-assessment and for teachers to score the rubric.

The assessments are designed to be used in an "on-demand" fashion in which students are given a prompt and asked to write without guidance and assistance. Pieces are then collected and scored using a rubric (provided). Teachers enter pre-assessment data on the data tracking sheets (per student and for the entire class). After examining pre-assessment results, teachers plan instruction and see which writing targets need the most focused instruction. After administering the post-assessment, teachers will be able to compare scores and track growth as well as determine which students have not mastered the writing skills and now require interventions.

Perfect for principals and administrators looking for a system to track the successful implementation of their writing programs grade-wide!

Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.


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