Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons and Activities

Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons and Activities : 4th Grade Level

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This volume of Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing the curriculum standards and competencies at the fourth-grade level. Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities are also available from the publisher at the Eighth Grade Level and the Tenth Grade Level.show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 839.14g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0130420123
  • 9780130420121
  • 2,009,828

About Carol H. Behrman

Carol H. Berhman taught writing to students in grades 5-8 for several years. She has written nineteen books fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, and has conducted numerous workshops on the writing process for students, teachers, and aspiring writers. Ms. Behrman has served as writer-in-residence at Chautauqua Institution and has been an adjunct lecturer at Seton Hall University and at New York University s Writing Center.show more

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This volume of Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities gives classroom teachers and language arts specialists a powerful and effective tool for addressing the curriculum standards and competencies at the fourth-grade level. Writing Proficiency Lessons & Activities are also available from the publisher at the Eighth Grade Level and the Tenth Grade Level. Included are a variety of easy-to-use, reproducible activity sheets at the Fourth Grade Level are printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying. The activities are organized into 10 sections. Following is just a sample of the activities you?ll find in Sections 1-5: CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD: synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, action verbs, main verbs and helping verbs, adjectives, words often confused, sensory words, similes, and metaphors MAKING MECHANICS AND USAGE WORK FOR YOU: capitalization, abbreviations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, end marks, commas, punctuation of titles, irregular plurals, and spelling WRITING SENTENCES: subjects and predicates, simple and compound sentences, complex sentences, combining sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and sentence types WRITING PARAGRAPHS: writing a topic sentence, writing a concluding sentence, developing the topic, using tense consistently, using transitional words, and staying on the topic ESSAY-WRITING TECHNIQUES: brainstorming, clustering, outlining; stating the topic; writing an introductory paragraphs with a question, with a surprising statement, or with an anecdote; developing the topic by using examples; avoiding unrelated details; writing a concluding paragraph The activities in Section 6-10 take the students through the steps in the writing process to develop from eight to ten writing samples on various age-appropriate topics in each of the following genres required on state tests: WRITING INFORMATIVE ESSAYS WRITING PERSUASIVE ESSAYS WRITING NARRATIVE/DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS WRITING LETTERS WRITING STORIES Each section is followed by sample test items focusing on the concepts and skills covered in the section plus answer keys and scoring guides with student writing samples. These practice tests will help students prepare for the types of questions they will be asked on the actual test. All three grade level volumes ? Fourth Grade, Eight Grade, and Tenth Grade ? provide a wealth of useful and practical lessons to help students master the basic language skills and prepare to demonstrate their knowledge of effective writing at a particular level.show more

Table of contents

About This Writing TestPrep Teaching Resource. Section 1: CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD. Test Preparations and Lessons. Answer Key. Practice Tests: Choosing the Right Word. Section 2: MAKING MECHANICS AND USAGE WORK FOR YOU. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Answer Key. Practice Tests: Mechanics and Usage. Section 3: WRITING SENTENCES. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Answer Key. Practice Test: Writing Sentences. Section 4: WRITING PARAGRAPHS. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Answer Key. Practice Test: Writing Paragraphs. Writing Paragraphs Scoring Guide. Writing Paragraphs Student Samples. Section 5: ESSAY WRITING TECHNIQUES. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Answer Key. Practice Test: Essay-Writing Techniques. Essay Writing Techniques Scoring Guide. Essay Writing Techniques Student Samples. Section 6: WRITING INFORMATIVE ESSAYS. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Practice Test: Writing Informative Essays. Writing Informative Essays Scoring Guide. Writing Informative Essays Student Samples. Section 7: WRITING PERSUASIVE ESSAYS. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Practice Test: Writing Persuasive Essays. Writing Persuasive Essays Scoring Guide. Writing Persuasive Essays Student Samples. Section 8: WRITING NARRATIVE/DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Practice Test: Writing Narrative/Descriptive Essays. Writing Narrative/Descriptive Essays Scoring Guide. Writing Narrative/Descriptive Essays Student Samples. Section 9: WRITING LETTERS. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Practice Test: Writing Letters. Writing Letters Scoring Guide. Writing Letters Student Samples. Section 10: WRITING STORIES. Standardized Testing Information. Teacher Preparation and Lessons. Practice Test: Writing Letters. Writing Stories Scoring Guide. Writing Stories Student Samples Appendix. PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR STANDARDIZED PROFICIENCY TESTS.show more