Fourth graders will be actively engaged in writer’s workshop this year as they practice various genres of writing, including personal narrative, response, informational, and persuasive.
The writing process consists of:
editing (teacher and peer)
The students will use a Writer’s Notebook to gather their ideas 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, and practice, different writing crafts and conventions, while exploring a variety of genres. Some key areas of focus include:
figurative and descriptive language, use of dialogue, engaging leads and endings, development of setting with sensory details, how to research ideas, and how to organize ideas.