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4th Grade Essay

Postby mal » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:15 pm

My son is in Grade 4.
I have problems checking my son's essays as we are not familiar with the scoring system.
We are using American Curriculum.
Furthermore, English is our second language.
So I want to know how the parents mark their child's essays?
How many words and paragraphs should be written for Grade 4 essay? Please help, we are new to America Curriculum.

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Postby Theodore » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:16 am

250-400 words sectioned into maybe 4-6 paragraphs, I'd say. Maybe the occasional longer essay. Just don't fall into the trap of assigning book reports - that takes all the fun out of reading, and reading is probably going to build more writing skills in the long run than writing itself does. Essays should be about things your son has done, real-life events in the news, persuasive essays for / against some point of view, that sort of thing.

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Postby mal » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:25 pm

Theodore wrote:250-400 words sectioned into maybe 4-6 paragraphs, I'd say. Maybe the occasional longer essay. Just don't fall into the trap of assigning book reports - that takes all the fun out of reading, and reading is probably going to build more writing skills in the long run than writing itself does. Essays should be about things your son has done, real-life events in the news, persuasive essays for / against some point of view, that sort of thing.


tq so much!

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Postby Blessings4all » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:39 pm

There are so many other fun things to write other than essays. He could write a just so story, a comic strip, poetry, a mystery, a brochure about an interesting place, or a book review. There are lots more suggestions here in these two articles.

30 Creative Writing Ideas to Inspire Your Child

30 Practical Writing Ideas for Everyday Use

Enjoy! :D
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Susan

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Postby mal » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:28 pm

Blessings4all wrote:There are so many other fun things to write other than essays. He could write a just so story, a comic strip, poetry, a mystery, a brochure about an interesting place, or a book review. There are lots more suggestions here in these two articles.

30 Creative Writing Ideas to Inspire Your Child

30 Practical Writing Ideas for Everyday Use

Enjoy! :D


Tq!

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Postby olivialeeper » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:19 am

The most important and underrated factor in a writer’s success is discipline. Talent and luck always help, but having a consistent writing practice is often the difference between aspiring writers and published writers.That’s where creative writing exercises and prompts can help. Writing prompts provide writers with a starting place, an entry point into their writing practice. Sometimes creative writing prompts and exercises result in a workable draft of a story or poem.


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