4th Grade CCSS: Writing

For fourth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of writing skills by working collaboratively and producing written texts, understanding syntax and vocabulary, and organizing their ideas. Among the complete standards for this grade, fourth graders will be asked to: write opinion pieces, explanatory texts, narratives, be able to effectively write introductions, supporting details, developed ideas, reasons, and conclusions to fully realize a piece of writing, properly use illustrations, formatting, and multimedia to enhance a text, use dialogue, and descriptions of emotions and thoughts to show the response of characters to situations, use transitional words to link events in a narrative, with some adult guidance use appropriate technology to publish writing, demonstrate keyboarding skill, understand writing for specific audiences, go through the process of writing, editing and revision for their written work.

Autumn: The Scarecrow’s Surprise Writing Prompt

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Students will further develop their creative writing skills with this Autumn writing prompt activity. This is a great worksheet to keep your students’ creativity flowing!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate

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“Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate” is the perfect way to introduce students to their classmates and learn more about one another.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.1.2, W.2.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2

Father’s Day Writing Prompt: He’s the Best

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Your students will have fun writing about their father in this “He’s the Best” writing activity.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Fourth of July Writing Prompt: What Freedom Means to Me

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Teach your students about freedom in America with this fun Fourth of July Writing Prompt printable worksheet.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Haiku: Write Your Own!

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This worksheet features the Japanese poetry style haiku.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.4, W4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4

Main Idea Map

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Learning how to properly structure an essay can be difficult. With this Main Idea Tree, students will create an outline that allows them to better understand the different parts of a five paragraph essay. Students will be asked to write their introduction, a main idea, three topic sentences, three supporting details for each topic sentence, and a conclusion.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, W.3.1, W.4.1

Main Idea Tree

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Use this image of a large tree to help your students understand the components of a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will be asked to write a main idea and follow it with three supporting details. What a great way for students to visualize the importance of the main idea in a paragraph!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, W.3.1, W.4.1, RI.5.1

My Goals for the New Year

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This writing prompt about New Year’s goals is a wonderful way to help your students practice their writing skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

New Year’s Reflections

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Encourage your students to look back on the events of the past year and look forward to the ones ahead with this New Years reflection worksheet.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Using Story Elements: Plan a Story

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Planning a story can be tough. This activity helps students break things down so that it’s easier to envision and write the story. A great beginning writing activity for 3rd – 5th graders.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.3.A, W.4.3.A, W.5.3.A

What Happens Next? Halloween Surprise

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Keep learning fun during the holidays with this Halloween Reading Comprehension Activity. Students will be asked to read a passage and then answer the given questions about the story. This worksheet is great for use both at home and in the classroom.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

Write a Description: Melting Snowman

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With this unique winter activity, help your students further develop their writing skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Write Rhyming Couplets

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Time for some poetic rhyming couplets!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.4, W4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4

Writing Limericks

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This activity lists opening lines for two limericks. Students write the other lines to complete the limerick, remembering which lines that need to rhyme.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4

Writing Prompt: A New Plant in Spring

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Students choose from the letters on a Spring flower and write words that start with a vowel. A fun way to practice vocabulary and anticipate the warm days to come!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Writing Prompt: She’s the Best

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Students write about a special sister, grandmother, mother, or friend!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Back to School Diamante Poem

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Teach your students a fun way to write diamante poems using our new back to school worksheet.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4

Conclusion Checklist

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Here is a free printable worksheet to help students learn to write a strong conclusion. This worksheet contains a checklist to help students know they have all the correct components to write a strong conclusion. From restatement of thesis to supporting facts, this worksheet has it all.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.4.1.D, W.5.1.D,

Diamante Poem: Antonyms

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Students write an antonym diamante poem in the space provided.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4

Diamante Poem: Synonyms

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A diamante poem takes its name from the shape it makes: a diamond. Diamante poems were introduced in 1969 by Iris Tiedt. Students write a synonym diamante poem in the space provided.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4