4th Grade Writing Expectations

1st Trimester:

  • Capitalization of “I”, beginning of sentences, months, days
  • Ending punctuation: period, question mark, exclamation point
  • Complete sentences
  • Has a good opening and closing in writing piece

 2nd Trimester:

  • Single Focus
  • Development of details
  • Commas in addresses, dates, series, direct address
  • Capitalization of titles

3rd Trimester:

  • Use of transitions
  • Using commas and quotations in dialogue
  • Forming and using possessives

*Consistently demonstrating these skills is equivalent to a ‘3’ on the report card