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The Write Stuff Grade 4

The Write Stuff Grade 4

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Page
Understanding Opinion Writing 6
The Benefits of Botanical Gardens 33
Characteristics of a Narrative Paragraph 106
A Logical Conclusion 121
Drones for Everyone 133
View from a Drone: A Review of Narrative Writing 134
Beginnings 137
Narrative Writing: Another Look 151

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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A Logical Conclusion 121
Narrative Writing: Another Look 151

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Activity Page
Understanding Opinion Writing 6
Topic Sentences that Stand Out 12
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Informative Paragraphs 58
Renewable Energy from Nature 62
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Page
Exciting Wooden Roller Coasters 34
Review 49 to 51
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Solar Power 57
Informative Paragraphs 58
Geothermal Energy 83
The Wonder of Hydropower 84
Polar Exploration 86
North & South 90
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.5: Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

Activity Page
Informative Paragraphs 58
Geothermal Energy 83
The Wonder of Hydropower 84
A Closer Look 101

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

Activity Page
Exciting Wooden Roller Coasters 34
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Solar Power 57
Informative Paragraphs 58
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Page
My Opinion About Parks 13
So Many Reasons 15
Using My Senses 16
Reasons for My Opinion 18
Opinions and Concluding Sentences 20
Restating or Explaining 21
Evaluating My Writing 25
Publish a Final Draft 28
Let's Discuss Transportation 36
My Ideas About Transportation Technology 37
Moving in a Forward Direction 38
Reasons and Evidence 40
Comparing Arguments 41
The Right Conclusion 43
Practice Writing a Concluding Paragraph 44
Opposing Viewpoints 46

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
Ideas that Go Together 63
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Solar Power Words 66
Details About My Topic 68
Connecting Ideas 70
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
A Different Perspective 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Planning My Essay 87
Structure for My Essay 89
North & South 90
My Polar Trek 91
The End Is in Sight 93
A Captivating Conclusion 94
A Reader's Perspective 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Page
Let Me Introduce You 112
Orient Your Reader 113
My Narrative Event Chart 114
Descriptive Details 116
Narrative Action 117
Narrative that Flows 119
The End 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
View from a Drone: A Review of Narrative Writing 134
Building a Narrative 136
Beginnings 137
Weather Report 138
Rain or Shine 140
Steps in Your Experience 141
In Conclusion 143
Powerful Endings 144
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4)

Activity Page
Friendly Feedback 23
Evaluating My Writing 25
Comparing Evaluations 31
Comparing Arguments 41
Opposing Viewpoints 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Evaluating My Opinion Essay 53
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
A Different Perspective 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Writing Conventions 78
Powerful Writing 80
Planning My Essay 87
The End Is in Sight 93
A Reader's Perspective 96
Changes for the Better 104
Narrative that Flows 119
The End 122
Pre-flight Checklist 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Ticket to the Finals 128
Graphing My Scores 130
Building a Narrative 136
In Conclusion 143
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
My Writing Progress 154

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Activity Page
Publish a Final Draft 28
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Final Draft 77 to 78
Ticket to the Finals 128
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
Publish a Final Draft 28
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Hybrid Vehicles 50
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Ticket to the Finals 128
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Activity Page
Reasons and Evidence 40
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Structure for My Essay 89
Orient Your Reader 113
Weather Report 138

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Activity Page
Ideas that Go Together 63
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Details About My Topic 68
Planning My Essay 87
Structure for My Essay 89
Weather Report 138

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 4

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Understanding Opinion Writing 6
Topic Sentences that Stand Out 12
My Opinion About Parks 13
So Many Reasons 15
Using My Senses 16
Reasons for My Opinion 18
Opinions and Concluding Sentences 20
Restating or Explaining 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Friendly Feedback 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Evaluating My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Publish a Final Draft 28
Comparing Evaluations 31
The Benefits of Botanical Gardens 33
Exciting Wooden Roller Coasters 34
Let's Discuss Transportation 36
My Ideas About Transportation Technology 37
Moving in a Forward Direction 38
Reasons and Evidence 40
Comparing Arguments 41
The Right Conclusion 43
Practice Writing a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opposing Viewpoints 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Hybrid Vehicles 50
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Evaluating My Opinion Essay 53
Solar Power 57
Informative Paragraphs 58
Wave Energy 59
Ocean Power 60
Renewable Energy from Nature 62
Ideas that Go Together 63
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Solar Power Words 66
Solar Energy 67
Details About My Topic 68
Connecting Ideas 70
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
A Different Perspective 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writing Conventions 78
Powerful Writing 80
Geothermal Energy 83
The Wonder of Hydropower 84
Polar Exploration 86
Planning My Essay 87
Structure for My Essay 89
North & South 90
My Polar Trek 91
The End Is in Sight 93
A Captivating Conclusion 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
A Reader's Perspective 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101
Changes for the Better 104
Characteristics of a Narrative Paragraph 106
Let Me Introduce You 112
Orient Your Reader 113
My Narrative Event Chart 114
Descriptive Details 116
Narrative Action 117
Narrative that Flows 119
A Logical Conclusion 121
The End 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Pre-flight Checklist 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Ticket to the Finals 128
Graphing My Scores 130
Drones for Everyone 133
View from a Drone: A Review of Narrative Writing 134
Building a Narrative 136
Beginnings 137
Weather Report 138
Rain or Shine 140
Steps in Your Experience 141
In Conclusion 143
Powerful Endings 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Narrative Writing: Another Look 151
My Writing Progress 154

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Understanding Opinion Writing 6
Topic Sentences that Stand Out 12
My Opinion About Parks 13
So Many Reasons 15
Using My Senses 16
Reasons for My Opinion 18
Opinions and Concluding Sentences 20
Restating or Explaining 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Friendly Feedback 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Evaluating My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Publish a Final Draft 28
Comparing Evaluations 31
The Benefits of Botanical Gardens 33
Exciting Wooden Roller Coasters 34
Let's Discuss Transportation 36
My Ideas About Transportation Technology 37
Moving in a Forward Direction 38
Reasons and Evidence 40
Comparing Arguments 41
The Right Conclusion 43
Practice Writing a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opposing Viewpoints 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Hybrid Vehicles 50
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Evaluating My Opinion Essay 53
Solar Power 57
Informative Paragraphs 58
Wave Energy 59
Ocean Power 60
Renewable Energy from Nature 62
Ideas that Go Together 63
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Solar Power Words 66
Solar Energy 67
Details About My Topic 68
Connecting Ideas 70
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
A Different Perspective 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writing Conventions 78
Powerful Writing 80
Geothermal Energy 83
The Wonder of Hydropower 84
Polar Exploration 86
Planning My Essay 87
Structure for My Essay 89
North & South 90
My Polar Trek 91
The End Is in Sight 93
A Captivating Conclusion 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
A Reader's Perspective 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101
Changes for the Better 104
Characteristics of a Narrative Paragraph 106
Let Me Introduce You 112
Orient Your Reader 113
My Narrative Event Chart 114
Descriptive Details 116
Narrative Action 117
Narrative that Flows 119
A Logical Conclusion 121
The End 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Pre-flight Checklist 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Ticket to the Finals 128
Graphing My Scores 130
Drones for Everyone 133
View from a Drone: A Review of Narrative Writing 134
Building a Narrative 136
Beginnings 137
Weather Report 138
Rain or Shine 140
Steps in Your Experience 141
In Conclusion 143
Powerful Endings 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Narrative Writing: Another Look 151
My Writing Progress 154

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Evaluating My Writing 25
Publish a Final Draft 28
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Writing Conventions 78
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Ticket to the Finals 128
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.4.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Understanding Opinion Writing 6
Topic Sentences that Stand Out 12
My Opinion About Parks 13
So Many Reasons 15
Using My Senses 16
Reasons for My Opinion 18
Opinions and Concluding Sentences 20
Restating or Explaining 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
Friendly Feedback 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
Evaluating My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Publish a Final Draft 28
Comparing Evaluations 31
The Benefits of Botanical Gardens 33
Exciting Wooden Roller Coasters 34
Let's Discuss Transportation 36
My Ideas About Transportation Technology 37
Moving in a Forward Direction 38
Reasons and Evidence 40
Comparing Arguments 41
The Right Conclusion 43
Practice Writing a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opposing Viewpoints 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Hybrid Vehicles 50
Vehicles Without Drivers 51
Evaluating My Opinion Essay 53
Solar Power 57
Informative Paragraphs 58
Wave Energy 59
Ocean Power 60
Renewable Energy from Nature 62
Ideas that Go Together 63
Plan Your Paragraph 64
Solar Power Words 66
Solar Energy 67
Details About My Topic 68
Connecting Ideas 70
Concluding Sentences: Read and Write 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
A Different Perspective 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Writing Conventions 78
Powerful Writing 80
Geothermal Energy 83
The Wonder of Hydropower 84
Polar Exploration 86
Planning My Essay 87
Structure for My Essay 89
North & South 90
My Polar Trek 91
The End Is in Sight 93
A Captivating Conclusion 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
A Reader's Perspective 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
North Pole Changes 100
A Closer Look 101
Changes for the Better 104
Characteristics of a Narrative Paragraph 106
Let Me Introduce You 112
Orient Your Reader 113
My Narrative Event Chart 114
Descriptive Details 116
Narrative Action 117
Narrative that Flows 119
A Logical Conclusion 121
The End 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Pre-flight Checklist 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Ticket to the Finals 128
Graphing My Scores 130
Drones for Everyone 133
View from a Drone: A Review of Narrative Writing 134
Building a Narrative 136
Beginnings 137
Weather Report 138
Rain or Shine 140
Steps in Your Experience 141
In Conclusion 143
Powerful Endings 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Narrative Writing: Another Look 151
My Writing Progress 154

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

Activity Page
Using My Senses 16
Publish a Final Draft 28
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Solar Power Words 66
North Pole Changes 100
Descriptive Details 116
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Ticket to the Finals 128
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Details About My Topic 68
North Pole Changes 100
Making Connections 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Page
Details About My Topic 68
Descriptive Details 116

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