Effort, Discipline, and Knowledge
Demonstrate effort and discipline in crafting prose and verse for a young readership and display a knowledge of relevant conventions.
Reading Literary Models Analytically
Read models for picture books, middle-grade novels, and young adult stories analytically, with an eye to authorial intention and technique and be able to articulate the same.
Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
Use correct grammar, punctuation, and an appropriate style in genres for younger readers.
Successful Writing using Literary Models
Write a variety of pieces for younger readers using literary models and following explicit instructions from the teacher.
Revising, Editing, and Sharing
Revise intelligently, edit carefully, and share one's work with others in the class.