Writing Openers Language Application Grade 4
is a whole-class, twice-per-week “quick write,” designed to help students learn, practice, and apply grade-level grammar, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and sentence variety Standards in the writing context.
Each of the 56 lessons takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Lessons are derived from the Conventions of Standard English (L. 1, 2), Knowledge and Use of Language Standards (L. 3), and the Language Progressive Skills found in the Common Core State Standards Language Strand.
The lessons are formatted for classroom display and interactive instruction. The teacher reads and explains the Lesson Focus and Example(s)
while students follow along on their own accompanying worksheet. Next, the students annotate the Lesson Focus and summarize the Key Idea(s)
. Afterwards, the students complete the Practice Section
(sentence combining, sentence revisions). Finally, students complete the My Own Sentence
writing task. The My Own Sentence serves as the formative assessment to determine whether students have mastered the Lesson Focus.
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