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Paragraph and narrative goals

I build assistive technology into my goals by adding, “Given a text prediction program” or “Given a word processing program” or “Given a dictation program” to the beginning of the goal. Other people might add in word banks or spelling lists– so add in whatever works for you and your student!

Paragraphs and summaries:

  • As an FYI there are actually no standards for paragraphs or summaries in the Common Core but there are lots that work for topic sentences and concluding sentences.
  • 2nd grade standard: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2
  • 2nd grade goal: Given sight words banks and help with spelling, __________________ will write informative/explanatory texts about a topic/book discussed in the classroom that is at least three sentences (15 words) long on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations.
  • 3rd grade standard: Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a
  • 3rd grade goal: Given a text prediction or word processing program, __________________ will write a short paragraph (at least four sentences) about a topic/story discussed in the classroom in which he introduces the  topic and groups related information together on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a
  • 4th grade standard: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a
  • 4th grade goal: Given a text prediction or word processing program, _______________ will write a paragraph about a familiar topic in which she introduces the topic clearly using a topic sentence and groups related information together on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a
  • 5th grade standard:Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2e
  • 5th grade goal: Given a text prediction program and a graphic organizer, _____________ will write a short summary of a familiar article or text that has a  topic sentence, at least two supporting details, and a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2e
  • Where to find the standards: Common Core writing, Text type and purposes

 

Narrative goals:

  • 1st grade standard: 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 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3
  • 1st grade goal: Given word banks and a writing prompt, ___________________ will write a narrative in which she recounts two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened on two of three opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3
  • 2nd grade standard:  Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3
  • 2nd grade goal: Given a word bank and a graphic organizer, _____________________ will write a narrative in response to a writing prompt in which he recounts a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, including details to describe actions, thoughts, or feelings on two of three opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3
  • 3rd grade standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3
  • 3rd grade goal: Given a writing prompt, word processor, and planning time, _____________________ will write a narrative of at least six sentences that develops real or imagined experiences or events with  clear event sequences, including a beginning, middle, and end to the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3
  • 4th grade standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3
  • 4th grade goal: Given a writing prompt, word processor, and planning time, _____________________ will write a narrative of at least eight sentences that develops real or imagined experiences or events with  clear event sequences, including a beginning, middle, and end to the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3
  • 5th grade standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3
  • 5th grade goal: Given a writing prompt, word processor, and planning time, _____________________ will write a narrative of at least eight sentences that develops real or imagined experiences or events with  clear event sequences, including a beginning, middle, and end to the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3
  • Where to find the standards: Common Core writing, Text type and purposes

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