This year we will complete many formal writing pieces. Following the scope and sequence of the Journeys program, we will choose from some of the following:
    • Being an Expert
    • Persuasive Letter
    • Personal Narrative
    • Color Poetry
    • Me Magazine project

    Editing Strategies

    Our writing approach teaches the students to work through the writing process: pre-write, first draft, revise, edit, and publish. The children will be learning proper use of the sentence, capitalization and punctuation, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and pronouns. Editing skills will be applied in their writing.

    Revising Strategies

            The children will learn to use transitions, vary sentence lengths and starters, write expanded sentences, write vivid words, develop good leads and conclusions, and use figurative language like similes, metaphors, personification, and onomatopoeia.

              The students will write several formal pieces this year in some of the following genre: expository, persuasive, personal narrative, poetry and a researched based project. Additionally, they will be writing across the curriculum in reading, science, and social studies.