W.6.9.b Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not"). W.6.10Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
So let’s begin with argumentative writing, or persuasive writing, as many of us used to call it.
This overview will be most helpful to those who are new to teaching writing, or teachers who have not gotten good results with the approach you have taken up to now.
In 4th grade, your child will show an understanding of literature and topics being studied in science and social studies by writing summaries, essays, and research papers.
Students will learn to orally report on a topic, tell a story, or recount an experience clearly, and experiment with adding audio and visual elements to a presentation to help express ideas.
Then again, I’m always interested in how other people do the things I can already do; maybe you’re curious like that, too.
Before I start, I should note that what I describe in this post is a fairly formulaic style of essay writing.
I look for and put together resources that would appeal to any teacher who teaches any subject.
That practice will continue for as long as I keep this up.
Then they take turns explaining why they are standing in that position.
This ultimately looks a little bit like a debate, as students from either side tend to defend their position to those on the other side.