Monday, January 14, 2013

Writing Homework Due Each Friday!

4th Grade Homework Writing Assignments 2013

You will be receiving one writing assignment each week for the next five weeks. It will be assigned on Monday and due that same week on Friday. Don’t forget to read the TWEETS below.
 Be sure to spend the full 60 minutes on each assignment. You should work on the plan for 10 minutes and spend the remaining time writing, revising, and editing.
 Do all of your work during one sitting-do not work on the planning writing, writing, editing and revising on different days. This way you will have a better idea of what the time period for writing feels like as you do these practices.
 This is the only copy of the assignments you will receive. Please keep it in a safe place so you have it for reference through February. You will receive paper each Monday to write your essay on. Essays MUST be written on the paper provided. The plan can be done on notebook paper and MUST be attached to the essay when it’s turned in each Friday.

 Assignment #1-Due January 18
You have been asked to write an article for the Third Grade Reporter titled “How to Survive Fourth Grade.”
Now explain to the readers how to survive fourth grade.

 Assignment #2-Due January 25
Many children think about what it would be like if a famous person visited them.
Think about what would happen if a famous person visited you.
Now write a story about what happened when you had a visit from a famous person.

 Assignment #3-Due February 1
There are many new exciting places in the world to travel to.
Think of a place that you‘ve always wanted to go.
Now explain why you would like to the visit this place.

 Assignment #4-Due February 8
Lots of children enjoy making or building things.
Think about a time that you had fun making or building something.
Now write a story about a time that you had fun making or building something.

 Assignment #5-Due February 15
Flashback to a time when you were asked to do something you did not think you could do, but found out that you could.
Write a story about your experience.
Be sure to share the details about why you didn’t think you could do it and why you tried anyway.