Before and After – Grade 2 Narrative


#1 Before and After

Here is a second grade student writing sample prior to instruction. This was a required timed assessment, administered at the beginning of second grade.  Click story to enlarge

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This is the same second grade student’s writing sample AFTER three months of writing instruction. The teacher used the Empowering Writers lessons and materials for delivering the following skills:

  • Writing an entertaining story beginning
  • Creating vivid elaborative detail
  • Building suspense
  • Generating extended story endings

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You can see that the improvements are directly related to instruction, and are easily identifiable.

 

#2 Before and After

Second grade student writing sample

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Clearly, there are greater needs in this piece than in sample #1. Here you can see evidence of the following skills that were taught over 5-month period of time:

  • Writing an entertaining story beginning
  • Creating vivid elaborative detail
  • Building suspense
  • Generating extended story endings
  • Creating a fully elaborated main event

 

Annotated Sample After

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