A student expectation is directly related to the knowledge and skills statement, is more specific about how students demonstrate their learning, and always begins with a verb. Student expectations are further broken down into their component parts, often referred to as “breakouts.”
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Have students create a literary text such as a personal narrative, fictional work, or poem. Students’ literary writing can be assessed with a rubric that might include the following elements:
This SE requires students to compose literary texts in verse or prose. When writing fiction, students are expected to include elements, such as literal and figurative language, point of view, and plot, to tell a story. The story must be well organized and engaging. When writing poems, students are expected to write lines and choose words based on how they contribute to the rhythm of the poem as well as how they help convey a particular message.