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Are Your Writing Strategies Displayed?


I’ll be glad to send it your way. Let me know what you think–our team is always looking for ways to improve it :).


Can you please send me a copy of your writing rubric. It makes so much sense to link it to CAFE. Is there one for year 2 and do you have one for students who need to be extended? (Gifted/Talented )


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The menu we have created is for first and second grades, based on our state standards and the Common Core standards. The strategies in black are for first and second both, and the ones in blue are the additional standards for second grade. I’ll send you two menus–one shows all the standards and is for teacher use. The other is for use with the students and are the strategies posted on the CORE writing wall in classrooms.

We have not gone beyond the “regular” grade level expectations.

I send them to you in just a bit.


Would I be able to get the work yod document as well? My email is

Thank you!


Just sent them your way :slight_smile: Any comments are appreciated.


Would you email me a copy of the CORE menu? I use VOICES as an acronym in my class for teaching 6-trait writing. It is a fun, interactive board just like my CAFE board, but I like the CORE as well. As our teachers prepare to implement more writing next year, we will be using 6-traits to help us teach and assess, but I’m loving the CORE menu! I think my fellow teachers are going to love it too!


I’ll send it now! Let me know what you think of it. It is designed for 1st and 2nd grades.


I totally agree. I think the strategies for reading are interchangeable with writing and my year 1/2’s understand when I talk about their writing using the language of a strategy linked from the CAFE Menu.


Can I please get a copy of the 2nd grade writing strategies?


I just sent them to you. Let me know if you have any questions.



Srea I feel a bit bad asking if you would mind sending me a copy of your grade one CAFE / CORE menu so I can see and maybe adapt to my littlies because you have been so incredibly generous sending it to so many people. If you are still happy to share could you please send to
Thank you for your generosity. This is all knew to me so taking it step by step.


I’m happy to share, as so many have shared other great ideas with me :). And, to think it’s going to New Zealand is exciting!! Wish I could, too :). I’ll send it through your email in just a bit.


I am teaching third grade, but if you don’t have a third grade rubric, your lower grade rubric will be a great start for me.

Thank you for your years of generosity!


I will send it to you soon. It really is just designed for 1st and 2nd grades, but you could easily adapt it. Let me know how you like it.


This looks like a great resource. Would you be willing to send it to me? My email address is

Thank you so much!


I just sent them your way. Let me know what you think!


I would love that rubric too!


I would love a copy of your writing rubric; I am teaching second grade this year. My email address is
Thank you!


Could I get a copy please? Thanks for sharing - need all the writing resources I can get!