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Nova Scotia Writing Exemplars Resources, Grades 1- 8

Downloadable resources to support the use of the Writing Tasks and Scoring Rubrics with students. Teachers use these resources to assess student achievement in writing and plan students' writing instruction. Teachers are welcome to join the Literacy Cafe to discuss these and other literacy development instructional and professional resources and strategies.

Writing Exemplars, Grades 1 - 3 Resources
Writing Task Summary, Grade 1 Grade 1 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats Writing Task Summary, Grade 2 Grade 2 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats Writing Task Summary, Grade 3 Grade 3 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats
Planner  v. 6  (8 Kb) Part A Planner
v. 6 (7.1 Kb.)
Part A Sample Web
v.6 (7.9Kb.)
Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 1 Planner  v. 7.5  (21 Kb) Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 2 Part A Planner
v 7.5 (19.8Kb.)
Writing Task Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 3 Part A Sample Web
v.7.5 (22Kb.)
Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 1 Additional Resources Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 2 Part B Planner
v. 6 (7.1Kb.)
Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 3  
Grade 1 Scoring Rubric  rtf
  • 1 sheet of 11 x 17 paper/student
  • Draft Paper
  • Classroom Charts
  • Personal word lists
  • writing paper
  • pencils
  • toys
  • markers
Grade 2 Scoring Rubric Part B Planner
v. 7.5 (19.6Kb.)
Letter Template A

 .rtf format

 
        Letter Template B

rtf format

 
        Grade 3 Scoring Rubric  

rtf format

 

 

Writing Exemplars, Grades 4 - 6 Resources 
Writing Task Summary, Grade 4 Grade 4 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats Writing Task Summary, Grade 5 Grade 5 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats Writing Task Summary, Grade 6 Grade 6 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats
none Grade 5 Planner
v.6 (9 kb.)
Grade 6 Planner
v. 6 ( 7 kb.)
Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 4   Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 5 Grade 5 Planner
v. 7.5 (28 Kb.)
Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 6
 Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 4    Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 5

.rtf

  Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 6 Grade 6 Planner
v. 7.5 ( 25 kb.)
Grade 4 Scoring Rubric

.rtf

  Grade 5 Scoring Rubric

  .rtf

  Grade 6 Scoring Rubric

.rtf

Grade 6 Summary Planner
v.6 ( 8 kb.)
          Grade 6 Summary Planner
v. 7.5 (28 kb.)

 

Writing Exemplars, Grades 7 - 8 Resources
Writing Task Summary, Grade 7 Grade 7 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats Writing Task Summary, Grade 8 Grade 8 Planners In Inspiration 6 and 7.5 formats
Grade 7 Planner Part A
v 6 (9 Kb.)
Brainstorm of Current Issues
v (9 Kb.)
Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 7 Grade 7 Planner Part A
v 7.5 (29 Kb.)
Writing Task - Instructions for the Teacher, Grade 8 Brainstorm of Current Issues
v 7.5 ( 28 Kb.)
Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 7 .rtf   Writing Task - Student Work Sheets, Grade 8 .rtf  
Grade 7 Scoring Rubric .rtf   Grade 8 Scoring Rubric .rtf  
       
Free Image Editing Software

Apple:

Windows:

  • IrFanView - (Good, basic image editor)
  • GIMP (advanced image editing, not for beginners)
Please consult your  Board Technology Department for its recommended image editing software.

You will then need to complete a Technology Department Work Order available from the school principal to arrange for the installation of the Board recommended image editing software.

Purchasable Image Editing Software

Apple:

  • iPhoto (part of iLife)
  • ImageBlender
  • Photoshop Elements (NS School Book Bureau, approx. $30)

Windows:

  • Photoshop Elements (NS School Book Bureau, approx. $30)