Ideal for preparing your fourth-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series offers scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential nonfiction writing forms, such as: · Compare and contrast · Explanatory · Informative · Cause and effect · Opinion · Argument
The 12 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts.
Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes: · a dictionary page that introduces content words · close reading of a leveled nonfiction article · text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding · a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing · a text-dependent writing prompt · a writing evaluation that guides students in evaluating their essay
Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features! · Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home. · Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference. · The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts. · The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy!
The fourth grade content-area topics fall under these categories: · Biographies · Science articles · Social studies articles
Better Together!Nonfiction Writing and Text-Based Writing: Nonfiction
Nonfiction Writing introduces students to the elements of expository, narrative, and persuasive writing, while Text-Based Writing asks students to practice these nonfiction writing forms in text-dependent paragraphs and essays.
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