Skills list for "Always" rubric:

K.4.1  Discuss ideas to include in a story

K.4.2   Tell a story that a teacher or some other person will write.

K.4.6   Ask how and why questions.

K.4.7   Identify pictures and charts as sources of information and begin gathering information from a variety of sources.

K.4.8   Organize and classify information into categories of how or why or by color or size.

K.5.2   Draw pictures and write words for a specific audience.

K.5.1   Draw pictures and write words for specific reasons.

K.6.1   Write capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet, correctly shaping and spacing the letters.

K.6.2   Spell independently using an understanding of the sounds of the alphabet and knowledge of letter names.