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Creative Writing for 3rd & 4th Grade: Writing Prompts, Story Structure and Vocab

English

Let's Write About Our Prized Possessions

Students write better when they have a personal connection to topics. They'll bring a prized possession to class as the subject of their writing. After sharing, they'll write about it. I'll teach phonics, spelling and reading skills, too.
Miss Ellen
166 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
5-7
year olds
1-4
learners per class
per learner

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Students will write sentences with a complete thought, and use the correct conventions of writing with uppercase letters to begin and periods to end the sentences.  The prompt will be to write about a prized possession.  Beginning writers may write one sentence which can be a caption for their picture.  More experienced students may write a story with an opening, details and closing.  Students can illustrate their stories, and the stories and pictures can be shared at the end of class.
I'm an elementary school teacher and spent most of my career as a homeroom teacher in first and second grade.  I also worked as a reading teacher instructing in small groups for grades K-3.  Students need to develop their writing skills.  They need to practice writing a sentence with a complete thought and use writing conventions correctly.  As students develop their writing, they grow from writing one sentence to writing an opening sentence, details and a closing.  This class is meant to guide that learning while engaging the student to write about a prized possession that is meaningful to them.  Students will vary in ability and their writing will reflect where they are in their writing development.
If students do not have time to illustrate a picture in class, they may want to draw one after class.
Students can choose lined or unlined writing paper. Unlined paper and crayons, colored pencils, or markers can be used for creating illustrations.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The student is assessed through teacher observation and by the finished story.
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.

Teacher

Miss Ellen Elementary teacher
166 total reviews
190 completed classes

About Me

Hi, My name is Ellen.  I'm a licensed teacher with experience in grades K-8.  I've taught all subjects as a homeroom teacher.  Reading is my favorite subject to teach and my master's is in literacy with a focus in grades K-5.  I've worked in the... 
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