Southern Lehigh School District

Grade Level Benchmarks for Writing

Grade K




Types of Writing




Quality of Writing

Ideas and Content

         Develops a written thought related to a topic


Draws a picture and constructs a sentence with meaning that relates back to the topic



Uses appropriate capital letters in own first name

Uses initial and final consonants

         Attempts words with every syllable evident

         Spells some words correctly

         Writes words from left to right



Writing Process


Kid Writing



*Items bolded are new benchmarks for this grade level. (Note: At this grade level most of the items are bolded.)