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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
Lesson Plan
All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Creative Writing: Animal Antics
Creative Writing: Animal Antics
Worksheet
Creative Writing: Animal Antics
What if you could make up your own animal species? Your child will have fun as she uses her imagination to hone her writing skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Essay
Write Your Essay
Worksheet
Write Your Essay
This worksheet will help your writers begin to craft their essay by walking them, step-by-step, through paragraph writing and structuring their ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Worksheet
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Learners refine their punctuation skills in this grammar and mechanics worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Worksheet
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Key Features
What is a Narrative? Key Features
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Key Features
In this activity, students will consider the key features of a narrative, such as plot, setting, rising action, and characters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
In this worksheet, learners come to better understand the different kinds of narratives, and how they are similar and different, by creating a map of narrative genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Activity
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Three Sentence Structures
Three Sentence Structures
Worksheet
Three Sentence Structures
Students will review and play with three basic sentence structures to liven up their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Lesson Plan
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
Lesson Plan
Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Worksheet
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Use this worksheet to help your students understand patriotic songs, like an older national anthem.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Worksheet
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Young writers discover strategies for creating compelling introductions that capture a reader's interest in this writing worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
 Write a Personal Narrative Story
Write a Personal Narrative Story
Worksheet
Write a Personal Narrative Story
This worksheet template guides children through the pre-writing and writing process, helping them to organize their thoughts before they write.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Imagery is one of the most important tools in a narrative writer's arsenal. In this lesson, students will will learn to craft vivid scenes by selecting powerful verbs and adjectives, as well as to critique descriptive writing using the same criteria.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
Lesson Plan
Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
Worksheet
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
In this worksheet, learners will practice planning and writing a compelling persuasive paragraph on the topic of social media.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Young writers map out their essays with the help of this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
Lesson Plan
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
This lesson walks students through the first few steps of crafting a personal narrative. Writers will start by going through a process to select an idea to write about, then begin to craft a hook that invites readers into their story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Introduce your students to words and phrases that will strengthen their argument writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Activity
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
While playing this fun memory game, students will find a piece of evidence that supports each claim.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle
Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle
Worksheet
Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle
Crossword puzzles help build brain power and bolster reasoning skills. Your child will find making his own crossword puzzle challenging, but so fun!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan