Grade 4 - writing

Writing  

September - June 

Responses to Literature 

4W5: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to respond and support analysis, reflection, and research by applying the grade 4 Reading Standards. 

September - June 

Expository 

4W2:  Write informative/explanatory texts to explore a topic and convey ideas and information relevant to the subject. 

4W2a: Introduce a topic clearly and organize related information in paragraphs and sections. 

4W2b: Develop ideas on a topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, or other relevant information; include text features when useful for aiding comprehension. 

4W2c: Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary. 

4W2d: Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information. 

4W2e: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.  

March - May 

Persuasive 

4W1: Write an argument to support claim(s), using clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

4W1a: Introduce a precise claim, supported by well-organized facts and details, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.  

4W1b: Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary. 

4W1c: Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information. 

4W1d: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the argument presented.  

 

April - June 

Poetry/Narrative  

4W3:  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. 

4W3a:  Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters. 

4W3b: Use dialogue and description of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. 

4W3c: Use transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.  

4W3d: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.  

4W3e: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. 

4W4: Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, or personal experience.