4th Grade Writing
4th Grade - Writing
By the end of the school year, students are expected to:
- Write on a daily basis
- Write for larger amounts of time (40-60 minutes).
- Select best pieces of writing and tell reasons for selecting.
- Offer suggestions to classmates about how to improve writing.
- Write personal and make-believe stories, each with a beginning, a middle, and an ending.
- Use the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
- Proofread/edit writing to check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
- Revise what is written by adding and/or deleting information to make it clear, organized, and logical.
- Write narratives with sufficient, related detail.
- Write a descriptive paper with a focused main idea and supporting detail.
- Know and understand that main idea, supporting detail, organization, and coherence are the criteria upon which the stories are scored (rubric):
- Focused main idea
- Sequencing of events
- Well elaborated
- Sense of overall completeness
- Like a 4 paper, but has one or two minor weaknesses
- Some sequenced events
- Some elaboration which may be flawed
- May have a list-like quality
- Ideas and details not connected
- No control of ideas and details
- Sparse details
- Lacks clarity
- Blank response
- Entirely illegible
- Written in a foreign language
- Restates the prompt