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Help levelling writing!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by whowhatwhy, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Am having a nightmare at the moment trying to level writing - not had to do this much in past as have been FS based but now KS1 and a little unsure. I wondered if anyone could help give me a few pointers on this piece:
    I hav slim on my bac and priculz To my 8 lez cach pepul I hav sharp Tef and cut dawn The Trez. I liv in The dep darc wudz and munch up The lefz.
    The child was describing a character she had created. I know (well am pretty sure) it is a level one but not sure if 1c/b/a.
    Any help? Or any good pointers on where to look for info? I am using APP grids but still a little unsure of these.
    Thanks
     
  2. Am having a nightmare at the moment trying to level writing - not had to do this much in past as have been FS based but now KS1 and a little unsure. I wondered if anyone could help give me a few pointers on this piece:
    I hav slim on my bac and priculz To my 8 lez cach pepul I hav sharp Tef and cut dawn The Trez. I liv in The dep darc wudz and munch up The lefz.
    The child was describing a character she had created. I know (well am pretty sure) it is a level one but not sure if 1c/b/a.
    Any help? Or any good pointers on where to look for info? I am using APP grids but still a little unsure of these.
    Thanks
     
  3. I would personally say 1c...I spent 4 hours levelling the writing from my year 1 class yesterday...had seriously had enough by the end! Head and deputy moderated a couple I was unsure on though and agreed with my judgement so that was good!
     
  4. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Yes, agreed, this is a 1c. I've been teaching Year 1 and 2 for a few years and have levelled more pieces of writing like this than I care to remember.
     
  5. Thank you so much for both replies! Hoping that I will get the hang of it the more pieces I do. Think most are 1c as they are similar but there are a few with more detail than this so hopefully those will be 1b or 1a.

     
  6. You are welcome :) It gets quicker! I had a range from wa to 2c...with the vast majority on a 1b or 1a. The punctuation and spelling makes a big difference and the use of connectives and adjectives too!
     
  7. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    Well I think it's fantastic. You can imagine a whole novel written by that child becoming a bestseller for all ages.
     

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