“How is my kid doing?” Writing, Reading, Math

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We want parents to know where their child is at in their learning but sometimes it’s hard to explain what the grade levels mean. This is the best way is to show you.

WRITING: Each link below will show you  samples of writing. You will see writing where the student is:

a) just beginning or “Approaching Standards”;

b) where they should be for that grade level or “Meeting Standards”; or

c) doing better than what was expected for that grade level – a WOW or “Excelling at Meeting Standards”

Kindergarten-Writing-Samples           Grade 1

Grade 2                                                      Grade 3

Grade 4                                                       Grade 5

Grade 6

(More information and different types of K-6 writing – like functional writing and poetry – can be found at the NWT ECE website CLICK HERE)ece

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

(More information and different types of Grades 7-9 writing can be found at the NWT ECE website. CLICK HERE)


READING: Each link below shows only the text the student is asked to read. There’s more to reading than just ‘word calling’; the student has to be able to answer some questions to show that they understood what they read. They are also scored on fluency — Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression.

Here’s leveling chart:  levelling chart

list of samples

PM Benchmark Sample Level 1

PM Benchmark Sample Level 6

PM Benchmark sample level 11

PM Benchmark Sample Level 18

PM Benchmark Sample Level 23

(For more information see PM Benchmarks samples CLICK HERE)

MATHEMATICS: There are four ‘strands’ in math: 

1. Number 3 Shape and Space
• Measurement
• 3-D Objects and 2-D Shapes
• Transformations
2 Patterns and Relations
• Patterns
• Variables and Equations
4 Statistics and Probability
• Data Analysis
• Chance and Uncertainty

Math K-3

Grade 4 samples

Grade 5 Math Samples 

Grade 6 samples

A great site for more samples and practice : https://ca.ixl.com/math/