Convey Ideas in Writing Performance Continuum

Performance Level 2

Level 2 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies

Adults performing at Level 2 can:
  • Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing;
  • Follow a highly structured, externally developed plan to organize ideas around a single familiar topic and produce a short but legible and comprehensible draft;
  • Appropriately use mostly everyday, familiar vocabulary (such as words with personal significance and commonly-used adjectives, pronouns and prepositions) and simple sentence structures (such as simple and compound sentences and questions) in short paragraph form, lists, and responses to prompts with minimal use of detail or attention to audience;
  • Make simple edits of grammar (simple present and future tenses, subject/verb agreement), beginning-sentence capitalization, spelling and punctuation (end periods, some commas).

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 2 can write simple and a few compound sentences, sometimes in short paragraphs with some effort but with few errors to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.

Level 2 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 2 can Convey Ideas in Writing to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Writing a brief excuse letter for an absence from school.
  • Writing a short narrative about a community concern in order to identify and think about one's own community issues.
  • Writing messages in simple greeting cards for friends.
  • Writing simple summaries of job benefits to share with a co-worker.
  • Writing a simple "While You Were Out" message in response to a phone call for a co-worker

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