Please note that writing is not limited to writing workshop in 4th grade. We will write in all subject areas and multiple times during the day. Writing workshop gives us a daily block of time to learn about, practice and listen to quality writing. In addition we will also use our reading/writing blocks to practice for the NYS ELA exam.
Here is a tentative schedule for our Writing Workshop units:
September: Basics of writing (parts of speech, complete sentences, paragraphs, punctuation and capitalization) and building writing stamina.
October: Personal Narrative
February: Persuasive Letters
April: Persuasive Article
May: Informational Narrative
"We need every child to write. Almost every day, every K-5 child needs between 50-60 minutes for writing and writing instruction"
Lucy Calkins A Guide to the Writing Workshops Grades 3-5