If you loved our WRITING READY Task Cards©, you’re going to love our new DAILY WRITING READY© monthly units, as well! DAILY WRITING READY© is a standards-based program that follows a research-based model of continuous, systematic instruction, building from simple to complex to help students learn and retain skills. In this unit for April, students practice language & writing skills in 10-15 minute daily lessons. Skills taught in this unit include:
•Revising & editing drafts
•Central idea in a topic sentence
•Capitalization (proper nouns; titles of books; languages; beginning of sentence)
•Simple & compound sentences
•Fragments, run-ons, & complete sentences
•Punctuation (apostrophes, commas, ending punctuation, quotation marks)
•Time-order transition words
•Introductory elements, names, & phrases
•Contractions & possessive nouns
•Parts of speech (adverbs, adjectives, irregular verbs, proper nouns, reflexive pronouns)
How it Works:
In the March-May/June sets, on Monday – Thursday, students will read a short STAAR-formatted passage with 2 revising & editing multiple-choice questions & complete 1 exit ticket (a short formative assessment or quick write linked to the objective of that day’s lessons).
On Friday, students will read a slightly longer STAAR-formatted passage with 10 revising & editing multiple choice questions and complete an optional expository writing prompt. A 26-lined written composition paper is included, as well as a rubric for scoring the essay.
*This unit is part of our full-year DAILY WRITING READY© growing bundle
(34 weeks of daily lessons & weekly assessments). All TEKS are covered during the first 20 weeks of the program (August – February week 2). In week 21 (February week 3), the daily lessons evolve into short STAAR-formatted passages with 2 revising & editing multiple-choice questions each day on Monday-Thursday. The program is designed so that all 4th grade ELA TEKS are covered and reviewed before the STAAR Writing Test; the daily lessons & assessments after the STAAR test will continue to review the 4th grade ELA skills until the end of the school year.
**Though this DAILY WRITING READY© unit was made with our Texas teacher friends in mind, it is also aligned with 4th grade CCSS, making it easily usable by any 4th grade teacher teaching English/Language Arts/Writing all over the U.S.**
***Suggested use with our WRITING READY Task Cards©
•TEKS: 4.15C, 4.15D, 4.18A, 4.18Ai, 4.18Aii, 4.18Aiii, 4.20A, 4.20Ai, 4.20Aii, 4.20Aiii, 4.20Aiv, 4.20Avi, 4.20Aviii, 4.20B, 4.20C, 4.21B, 4.21Bii, 4.21C, 4.21Ci, 4.21Cii, 4.22C, 4.22D
•CCSS: L.4.1, L.4.1.F, L.4.1.G, L.4.2, L.4.2.A, L.4.2.B, L.4.2.C, L.4.2.D, L.6.1.B, W.4.2, W.4.2.A, W.4.2.B, W.4.2.C, W.4.2.E, W.4.4, W.4.5
We hope you like this unit as much as we do, and we’d love to hear your feedback! :)
~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC
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