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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: 4th Grade Essay Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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! Very Happy


Tq!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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