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!
Students will learn various crafts, and practice conventions while exploring various genres. While writing 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.