Fourth Grade Writing

Unit 1: Opinion Writing
Skills: Identify genre element, participate in workshop process, implement genre elements in terms of author’s craft
Unit 2: Literary Essay
Skills: Write about reading, compare and contrast texts, provide textual evidence, identify literary essay genre elements
Unit 3: Biographies
Skills: Identify genre elements, participate in workshop process, and implement author’s craft moves relevant to genre
Unit 4: Memoirs
Skills: Research, compare/ contrast, graphics/captions, antecedents, timelines, brainstorming, storyboards, editing
Unit 5: Persuasive Letters
Skills: Brainstorming, Editing, Evaluating Ideas, Supporting Arguments w/facts, revisions
Unit 6: Article Writing for Moving Up Magazine
Skills: Interviewing, analysis, evaluation, questioning from multiple perspectives, gather information from primary sources