Here are fun activities for your 4th, 5th, or 6th graders who don't enjoy writing!
Students will practice making silly sentences by cutting out and matching subjects and predicates. They will generate their own "seriously silly sentences." They will practice “Talking in Paragraphs:” quick conversations we have everyday about watching a sporting event or doing homework which translate easily into written paragraphs. Students will work in pairs or small groups to record conversations (topics provided). They will fill in supporting sentences on paragraphs that already have topic and concluding sentences.
Students will write round robin stories using words provided and write their own "short and surly stories" using titles provided.
They will write “Wondering Why” paragraphs about topics provided such as “Why are teeth white?” If resources are available, students will research and respond to the question in their paragraph, and if not, students will write about why they are interested. Sample paragraphs are provided
They will find dictionary definitions and generate their own sentences using new vocabulary words.
Directions for vocabulary games also provided.
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