Sunday, March 12, 2017

Reading and Writing in 4th and 5th Grade

Calling all 4th and 5th grade teachers!  Below is some helpful information when teaching the three writing genres: opinion, informative, and narrative. Providing helpful anchor charts, showing children meaningful mentor books, and supporting these writer's with appropriate technology support tools can be key to successful young readers and writers. Let me help! 

What Should Writing Look Like? 

I stumbled across the site Great Schools not too long ago and I am thoroughly impressed with many of their resources. The site is meant for parents and families but it can be a great use for teachers too. New to a grade or need a refresher? Check out these videos for ways to support your young writers in 4th and 5 grade. 

What does 4th Grade Writing Look Like?

What does 5th Grade Writing Look Like?

Anchor Charts

Mentor Texts

Literacy Specialist, Presenter and Blogger Jen Jones of Hello Literacy posted this list of suggested Mentor Texts for grades 3-6. Hope you find it useful! 

FREE Mentor Text Lists for Reading Literature Standards {3-6}

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - Teaching Visualizing

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - Teaching Character Conflict (Man vs. Nature)

First Day Jitters by Julia Danneberg - Teaching Point of View

Infusing Technology - This Common Core Aligned Site is free for classroom usage and allows students to create professionally illustrated stories, books or poems. - Create Storyboards to publish student stories. See this video below for a quick preview!

Epic! ( is a free site for educators where you can get a variety of books at your fingertips. Students will be able to log on at school or at home through desktops, ChromeBooks or iPads. Teachers and Liberians can create student profiles and track student progress.

This Education World link provides you with a handful of software options that students and teachers enjoy 

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