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Writing Informational Text -- Step by Step!! Friday, April 19, My students are having so much fun with our informational writing unit and they are learning so much. The process we are using has really helped them to organize their writing and has given them a much better understanding of non-fiction text structures which has also helped them with comprehension of non-fiction text.
I am so excited about this unit that I wanted to blog about it: Here are the basic steps we have followed: We started by making a list of "expert topics" or topics they could write about without doing any research.
Then after much discussion and deliberation, they chose a topic they knew a lot about, cared about and would be interesting to others.
Then they spent time breaking our topic down into subtopics, that would ultimately become the "chapters" in their books. Next students write out a table of contents.
They tried to think of clever ways to write the headings on their contents page so they would capture the attention of a reader. After that, students worked on writing an introduction for their books.
We reviewed how to write an introduction that introduces the topic while also captivating the reader. As part of the introduction, they made a list of special vocabulary words they would like to include in their books they will make them "bold" within the text.
Next came our "descriptive" chapter. Students chose a chapter from their table of contents that would be best written with a descriptive structure. They then did a web as a pre-writing activity before beginning their draft. During the several days that we worked on our descriptive chapters, students also practiced writing "partner sentences" to make their writing more clear and descriptive.
Next comes the "sequential" chapter. Students chose a chapter from their table of contents that would be best suited to a sequential structure.
They then did either a timeline or a flowchart as a pre-writing activity before writing out a draft. They worked on either a venn diagram or a t-chart for pre-writing before writing out a draft.
All along the way they have been doing sketches or draft illustrations to include in their books. For their last chapters, students will choose any of the three structures we have previously used to build their draft. We will finish up with a conclusion.
After we spend a few days editing and revising our work, and adding some fancy illustrations, diagrams and photos, the students will end up with their very own published book!!
They are really loving this unit Have a terrific weekend!!The Guide to 4th Grade Review general curricula for 4th Grade, including what to expect for each subject. Plus, discover at-home activities to support learning in the classroom.
§ Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Elementary, Adopted (a) The provisions of this section and §§ of this title shall be implemented by school districts. Students read the passages and answer the questions that follow to check reading comprehension.
Passages are a mixture of fiction stories, non-fiction articles, poems, and biographies. Worksheets designed for students at a fourth grade reading level.
Most of our reading comprehension . Paragraph Structure Graphic Organizers. A paragraph is a unit of writing that consists of one or more sentences focusing on a single idea or topic.
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Text Types and Purposes.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.