Story writers work in many different genres. One of the favorites with many in our class is Graphic Novel writing. Check out "Dave MacDonald's Kids Make Comics" videos for some great tips. You can see them on YouTube.
Gene Luen Yang is an award-winning graphic novelist. You can see a video of how he works HERE
I'll keep checking for more resources for comic writers and I'll add them here. Stay tuned!
UNIT 3 - NONFICTION
January 1 -
Students will be conducting research using books and online resources to learn about energy. We will also use what we learn from our Science investigations to add to our understanding. Using the research, students will write a variety of texts to teach others about energy.
Look on the SCIENCE page of this website, and on our Google classroom site, for links to great resources to learn about energy.
UNIT 2 - Writing to Change the World - personal essay
November 27 - December 22
Students have been hard at work thinking of problems in the world around us and the people who inspire us to be better. We'll turn this research and planning into essays to help inspire others to make the world a better place.
UNIT 1 - Narrative / Realistic Fiction
September 14 - November 21
Our first Writing Unit will focus on Realistic Fiction. Students will take inspiration from real life to create stories with well developed characters, clear settings, and well described action. The goal of this unit is to help students improve their use of descriptive language when writing and to support our deep comprehension when we read fiction.
After bringing a realistic fiction piece through the writing process, student will have freedom to work on other narratives.
There are many ways to communicate information within the nonfiction genre. 4th graders will practice traditional note-taking skills, write summaries to show the main idea of a nonfiction text, and compose narratives to tell about real events.