Students are learning the writing process. They make a plan for a story, do a rough draft, conference with the Kumu, and may choose to publish their story to read in Author’s chair. Give them lots of experiences so they will have many ideas for a story. Help students with inventive spelling. Say, “what letters do you hear in this word?” Encourage them to sound it out. See the link for do’s and don’ts of inventive spelling to help your child.
Story writing rubric:
Information writing rubric: