GRADE 6 PERSONAL, IMPROMPTU WRITING
Personal, Impromptu Writing
tudents are frequently asked to write about their thoughts,feelings, and opinions in reaction to current issues, materialsthey have read or viewed, or their own experiences.In Grade 6, students frequently write journal entries, record their responsesto reading and viewing, offer views on current issues, and share theirexperiences. They are also sometimes asked to write “impromptu”selections that allow teachers to assess and evaluate their ability todevelop and write about their ideas independently within a limitedamount of time.These forms of writing are generally not revised and edited for presentationto an audience other than the teacher. However, students are expected tofollow the conventions they have learned and to proofread their work.
The performance standards for personal, impromptu writing should beused for any writing where students have little opportunity to plan,revise, or edit their work, regardless of the topic.
The following is a summary of the key qualities of each aspect of personal, impromptu writing in Grade 6. The
provide more details regarding specific criteria related to these key qualities.
comes from thoughts, feelings, opinions, memories, and reflections
demonstrates clarity and some variety in language, but has notbeen “crafted” (i.e., this is first-draft writing)