Styles of Writing

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    THE THREE TYPES OF WRITING IN SECOND GRADE

    Below you will find these three types of writing along with an explanation about what each writing style contains. You will also find our second grade, District 200 GLEW. (Grade Level Expectations for Writing)

    NARRATIVE

    Narrative writing is defined as relating a sequence of events which occurs over some period of time. Both what happens and the order in which the events occur are communicated to the reader. Effective narrative requires a writer to give a clear sequence of events (fictional or non-fictional) and to provide elaboration for it.

     

    Narrative

    I

    Focus

         I introduced an event or experience.

         I stayed on topic.

         I included important details.

    Organization

         I introduced my event at the beginning of my piece.

         I told two or more events with details in correct sequence.

         I used time order words.

    (before, after, later)

         I wrote a closing thought.

    Support

         I used details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.

    Grammar

         I used good grammar.

    Conventions

         I used a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence.

         I capitalized proper nouns.

         I used correct ending punctuation.   ( . ? ! )

         I used correct spelling for patterns we have practiced.

     

    Informative

                I

    Focus

        I introduced a topic.

        I stayed on topic.

    Organization

        I introduced the topic at the beginning of my piece.

        I included some facts.

        I wrote a closing statement.

    Support

        I used details to support my facts.

    Grammar

        I used good grammar.

    Conventions

       I used a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence.

        I capitalized proper nouns.

        I used correct ending punctuation.   ( . ? ! )

        I used correct spelling for patterns we have practiced

    INFORMATIVE/EXPLANATORY

    Informative/Explanatory writing is defined as writing in which a topic is introduced, facts and definitions are used to develop details and a concluding statement is provided. Effective information/explanatory writing should contain a main idea, supporting details, and a conclusion.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Opinion

                        I

    Focus

        I introduced a topic.

        I stated my opinion.

        I stayed on topic.

    Organization

        I wrote an opinion at the beginning of my piece.

        I used linking words.

    (because, and, also)

        I wrote a closing thought.

    Support

        I gave more than one reason to support my opinion.

    Grammar

        I used good grammar.

    Conventions

        I used a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence.

        I capitalized proper nouns.

        I used correct ending punctuation.   ( . ? ! )

        I used correct spelling for patterns we have practiced.

     

    OPINION

    Opinion writing is defined as a presentation of reasons and examples to state a personal view or attitude. Effective opinion writing requires a writer to state clearly an opinion and supply reasons and specific examples that support that opinion.