Fourth graders will be actively engaged in writer’s workshop this year. The writing process will be used to create various writing pieces.
The writing process consists of:
editing (teacher and peer)
The students will use a writer’s notebook to begin the writing process. The writer’s notebook is a special place for the children’s writing. They will gather entries in their notebooks during independent writing time, as well as for homework. Their notebooks will become filled with their thoughts, memories, observations, ideas, feelings, and poetry. In addition the children may include sketches, photos, diagrams, artifacts or anything that inspires them to write!
After the students have gotten their thoughts together on paper, the students will be utilizing the ChromeBooks which we have within our classroom. Students will have both digital and face-to-face conferences where I will ask questions and give feedback within the document. After, we will meet to discuss their writing in order for me to teach them how to improve.
Students will learn various crafts, and practice conventions while exploring various genres. Our first unit of writing will be personal narratives. Students will learn to use figurative and descriptive language, use dialogue, create engaging leads and endings, and develop setting with sensory details. Additionally, students will learn research skills to write informational pieces, and learn to organize and write persuasive essays, as well as other genres.