Analyze 5th Grade Writing



The next writing sample in this series is from a fifth-grader.
It is shown at the end of this blog.

Our May 10, 2016 and May 13, 2016 blogs showed Maryellen’s analysis of a third-grade written retelling of Too Many Tamales. Included in those blogs is a copy of the actual sample, a typed version of the sample, an analysis, and conferencing suggestions to use during the Writing Process. We used the Language/Literacy Developmental Checklist (below) to discuss Emma’s writing.

Our Data Collection & Progress Monitoring Process manual contains a wide variety of narrative and expository maps, progress sheets, rubrics, and monitoring choices to meet the needs of your students in their classrooms, therapy sessions, or small groups. Detailed explanations and examples are given to explain the process of data collection and planning using our SGM® iconic based maps. Below is just a sampling of the many options available in our Data Collection manual:

Selected Pages from Data Collection Manual

Click here to view Data Collection Manual and then click Look Inside DC Set to view more maps, progress sheets, rubrics, and monitoring choices.


Below is another sample of a written retelling of Too Many Tamales; this time from a fifth-grade student, Ray. We invite you to analyze his writing and at the end of this week, Maryellen will provide her analysis and talking points for conferencing.

Ray’s Writing Sample


Sheila Zagula
Sheila Zagula

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Sheila Zagula works with MindWing Concepts in product development, drawing on her expertise and talents as well as many years of implementing the Story Grammar Marker® and related materials. Her teaching career spans thirty-eight years, most recently as literacy coach in the Westfield Massachusetts Public School System. Sheila has experience as an early childhood educator, a teacher of children with special needs, and a collaborative instructor within an inclusion framework serving children in grades K-5.



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