4th Grade Writing Expectations
4th Grade Writing Expectations
 writing expectations

1st Trimester: (To be on grade level) = 3
  • Capitalization of "I", beginning of sentences, months, days
  • Ending punctuation: period, question mark, exclamation point
  • Complete sentences, adjectives in each!
  • Must have a good opening and closing in written pieces

2nd Trimester: (To be on grade level) = 3 

  • Single focus, paragraph form, writing for various audiences
  • Development of details
  • Commas in addresses, date, series, direct address
  • Capitalize titles
  • Demonstrates mastery of informational genre traits

3rd Trimester: (To be on grade level) = 3

  • Transitions and sequence words
  • Use commas and quotations in dialogue
  • Form and use possessives 
  • Demonstrates mastery of opinion/persuasive and literary essay genre traits