Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing, Grade 4 : 9780325089515

Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing, Grade 4

CALKINS, Lucy
 
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9780325089515
ISBN 10
 
0325089515
Published
 
12/10/2016
Published by
 
Heinemann USA
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$459.80
 
 
 
Description

Written for children on the cusp of writing more academic texts, the fourth-grade series familiarises students with the genres they will regularly encounter throughout school—thesis-driven persuasive essays, literary essays, and research reports.

Each of the units begins where children are and then provides a progression of instruction that brings students step by step toward increasing proficiency.

In Unit 1, The Arc of Story: Writing Realistic Fiction, students learn that the lenses they bring to reading fiction can also be brought to writing fiction, as they develop believable characters with struggles and motivations and rich stories to tell.

This unit is followed by Boxes and Bullets: Personal and Persuasive Essays in which students learn the value of organisation and form as they gather evidence to support and express an opinion on topics they know well.

By Unit 3, Bringing History to Life, students are ready to tackle historical research in which they collect evidence and use details to vividly describe people and events long ago and far away.

Unit 4, The Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction, brings the series full circle as students build on their learning of essay writing and apply it with increasing sophistication to a unit on literary essays—that is, writing about fiction.

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