Writing : Level 2 Writing Targets

Level 2C Writing Targets
  • I can write about more than one character in my stories

  • My writing has more than one idea

  • I have a purpose for my writing and know who will be reading it

  • I am trying to give my writing a clear beginning

  • My writing shows the use of time connectives such as 'then' and 'now.

  • Some of my writing shows that I have remembered an ending

  • I can group my ideas together sensibly

  • My writing is beginning to show simple structure (beginning, middle and ending)

  • I can write in sentences with some connective words like 'and' and 'but'

  • I remember to use capital letter to start some of my sentences

  • I understand why questions marks and exclamation marks are used

  • My sentences contain a subject and a verb, e.g. The girl (subject) walked (verb)

  • I can use words to help me describe a person or an object

  • I am beginning to find interesting and exciting words to use

  • I know how to use to use upper and lower case letters correctly some of the time

  • I can spelling high frequency words generally correctly

  • I can sound out simple words and spell them correctly most of the time

  • I remember to use spaces (finger spaces) between my written words

Level 2B Writing Targets

  • I can use describing words in my sentences

  • I think carefully about the beginning of my writing and try to make it interest for the person reading it

  • I can make the beginning of my stories interesting

  • I plan my stories and other writing to have a clear sequence of events or ideas

  • I can use time connective phrases, e.g. After that ..., The next day, ... A bit later

  • I can use pronouns (he, she, they, it) instead of repeating the names of people or things

  • I can use different ways to start a sentence, e.g. Suddenly ..., After a while ..., Just then ...

  • I am beginning to write for difference purposes (story, report, instructions)

  • I can check my writing and make sure it makes sense

  • I am able to group my ideas together in a logical sequence

  • I use capital letters when I am writing the names of people and places

  • I can use question mark at the end of a question

  • I am beginning to experiment with exclamation marks

  • I try to use new words and more adventurous words in my writing

  • I can use nouns and adjectives to make my writing interesting

  • Most of the time I use upper and lower case letters correctly

  • Most of my letters are formed correctly

  • I am beginning to use commas in lists

  • I can write correctly tall letters (t, l, d, etc.) and those that fall below the line (g, p, q)

Level 2A Writing Targets

  • I can start my writing in a traditional way, e.g. Once upon a time .....,
  • I can start my writing in a modern way, e.g. You'll never guessed what happened?
  • I can use clear descriptions so that my reader knows what I am describing
  • The events or actions in my writing show how a character is feeling, e.g. She was trembling with fright
  • I can use different structures and styles for different types of writing
  • I can use imperative or 'bossy' verbs correctly
  • In my non-fiction writing, I include headings, numbering or bullet points
  • I try hard to make my story beginnings exciting and interesting
  • I plan my stories to have a clear sequence of events
  • I think about and write good endings to my stories
  • I group my ideas together in sections
  • I try not to jump backwards and forwards with my ideas
  • I am beginning to try and write using paragraphs
  • I can write in the first person, e.g. I walked to the shops.  We went to the park.

  • I can write in the third person (he, she, they) and not get mixed up

  • I can write in the past tense, e.g. She ran down the road.

  • I can write in the present tense, e.g. She is running down the road.

  • I can start sentences in a variety of ways

  • I am starting to use commas in a list correctly

  • I am beginning to use speech marks
  • I can use 'wow' words in my writing, e.g. Suddenly, fantastic, dangerously, amazing
  • I make a good choice of adjectives to match the noun, e.g. I had a delicious dinner.
  • I can use the four basic handwriting joins
  • I can spell all high frequency words correctly in my writing
  • I am beginning to use spelling patterns to help me spell accurately