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WRITING SKILLS Practice & Assess: Grades 4-5 No Prep Printables

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3rd - 5th
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  1. This digital download includes the following FIVE products: Practice & Assess Reading Literature: Grades 4-5 NO PREP Printables Practice & Assess Reading Informational Text: Grades 4-5 NO PREP Printables Practice & Assess Grammar: Grades 4-5 NO PREP Printables Practice & Assess
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  2. This is a bundle of the following three products: Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grades 4-5 Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grade 6Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grades 7-8 I recommend purchasing the bundle instead of individual sets if you wish to differentiate in your classroom.
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  3. This is a bundle of Practice & Assess Packs for 3 levels and 5 subjects: Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Grammar, Writing, and Poetry. See individual resource listings for more information and previews.
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**Grades 4-5 Version** Level A

The topics/skills included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Writing Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics.

Purchase the differentiation bundle here.

For each of the 26 lessons, there is a 20-item practice followed by a 20-item assessment. The items on the assessment are similar in content and in format to the items on the practice so that your students are prepared for each assessment. Please note that some lessons are not conducive to 20 separate items. In this case, a comparable amount of material has been included.

Many lessons are 2 or more pages, so I run them front and back and recommend that you do the same whenever possible.

This resource is jam-packed with content
specifically designed to practice and assess the lessons in the Interactive Writing Notebook. Still, these can absolutely be used whether or not you use interactive notebooks, since they cover so many Common Core skills and concepts. So that these printables are grade-level appropriate, I am releasing three sets:

Set 1: Level A - Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grades 4-5
Set 2: Level B - Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grade 6Set 3: Level C - Practice & Assess Writing Skills Grades 7-8

Each set includes unique content, which means that the questions and passages (when applicable) are all completely different, and leveled, for each packet. If you differentiate in your writing classes, I highly recommend that you purchase all 3 sets. Set 1 is available now, and Sets 2 and 3 will be released according to the schedule above. The differentiation bundle can be purchased here.

Since there are 3 sets and two similar worksheets for each lesson (one practice and one assessment), I have included this information at the bottom right corner of each page It either reads Practice or Assessment, followed by the level. The lesson number and topic are always at the top left.
Here are the lessons included:
1: Dead Words & Dead Verbs
2: Vivid Verbs
3: Describers
4: Good Sentences
5: Action Parts of a Sentence
6: Better Sentences
7: Best Sentences
---Lesson 8 is omitted from this product!--
9: Narrative Writing
10: Transition Words
11: Expository Paragraph Structure
12: Write an Expository Paragraph
13: Descriptive Paragraphs Exemplar Close Reading
14: Write a Descriptive Paragraph
15: Sequence Paragraphs (Procedures) Close Reading A
16: Write a Sequence Paragraph (Procedures)
17: Sequence Paragraphs (Events) Close Reading B
18: Write a Sequence Paragraph (Events)
19: Compare & Contrast Close Reading of Exemplar
20: Write a Compare & Contrast Paragraph
21: Problem & Solution Close Reading of Exemplar
22: Write a Problem & Solution Paragraph
23: Cause & Effect Close Reading of Exemplar
24: Write a Cause & Effect Paragraph
25: Opinion/Argumentative Paragraph Close Reading of Exemplar
26: Write an Opinion/Argumentative Paragraph

**Please note that Lesson 8, Short Response to Literature, is omitted from this product and will be part of a later release.**

See preview file for samples and a table of contents to see what is all included.

Will these worksheets teach the lessons for me?
No. These printables are meant to be used after the lesson is taught in order to practice and then assess students knowledge and understanding of the content or skill. The Interactive Writing Notebook includes lessons for each skill. This packet includes worksheets for each. You don't have to teach the lessons from my writing notebook in order to use these worksheets; you just need to teach the concept or skill in any way you like.

Will I need to find stories and other resources to use with these printables?
No! These are no-prep, which means all of the passages and content are included. Print and go!

Are these meant to prepare students for Common Core Assessments such as PARCC or Smarter Balanced?
No. These are not meant to be used as test prep, but as everyday practices and assessments.

Are you making sets for your other Interactive Notebooks?
Yes. Please check my store for Practice & Assess packs for Literature, Informational Text, Grammar, & Poetry!

I teach students for multiple years. Can I use these printables?
Yes! There will be 3 sets (see above) so simply purchase the set(s) relevant for your grades.

Will you be making practices and assessments for free interactive notebook lessons, such as irony and making inferences?
Yes. Several are already available - check my store!

*Estimated date of completion, subject to change.*
Total Pages
136 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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