Customers who used our 4th grade STAAR WARS Writing Task Cards loved them, and many emailed us asking us for more. So we listened! But instead of creating more STAAR review sets, we thought it would be even better to have task card sets that could be used WHILE you’re teaching, instead of just to review afterward. This way you can measure learning as you go. So, we decided to create task card sets for every TEKS Readiness Standard for reading, math, and writing. We will have 2 sets available for each TEKS Readiness Standard, a basic set and an advanced set, which allows the teacher to assess learning at various learning stages, making them perfect for differentiation.
We’re happy to introduce the second set of our new WRITING READY 4th Grade Task Cards: Composition Advanced Set 1 – Categorizing & Organizing Ideas in Expository Compositions!! This WRITING READY task card set focuses on the first TEKS Readiness Standard for 4th grade writing composition:
•Developing drafts by categorizing and organizing them into paragraphs (4.15B).
This ADVANCED set includes 24 full-page task cards that are formatted like a STAAR expository prompt. Each card features a rigorous, higher-level thinking question with multiple choice answers, and assesses your students’ comprehension of:
•Expanding details/ideas with reasons, facts, details, & examples
•Identifying parts of an expository composition
•Main idea/topic/thesis statement/central idea
•Transitional words & phrases
*Though our WRITING READY Task Cards are made with our Texas teacher friends in mind, they are also aligned with 4th grade CCSS, making them easily usable by any 4th grade teacher teaching expository compositions all over the U.S.*
•CCSS: W.4.2.A, W.4.2.B, W.4.2.C, W.4.2.E
Instructions are included for 4 methods of review: task cards review in centers/groups/pairs/individuals, a SCOOT game, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and a "Be the Teacher" game, but these cards can be used in a variety of other ways to meet your needs.
We hope you enjoy them, and we’d love to hear your feedback! :)
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These are the other 4th grade WRITING READY sets we have in the works and will be available in both BASIC and ADVANCED sets:
4th Grade Composition:
1. Categorizing & Organizing Ideas in Expository Compositions
2. Revising Drafts for Coherence, Organization, Audience & Use of Simple/Complex Sentences in Expository Compositions
3. Editing Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, & Spelling in Expository Compositions
4. Topic Sentences, Supporting Statements, & Concluding Statements in Expository Compositions
4th Grade Editing:
1. Using & Understanding Parts of Speech
2. Using Complete Subjects & Predicates in Sentences
3. Using Correct Capitalization
4. Using Correct Punctuation
5. Using Correct Spelling
We hope you like them as much as we do! :)
~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC
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**You may also be interested in our FREE Expository Composition Anchor Charts
that include anchor charts for each of the expository writing elements addressed in this set!
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