Quarter 3 Week 26 (2/26-3/2)

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, March 5th: FSA Writing Test 8am. Students should get plenty of sleep the night before, eat a nutritious breakfast, and arrive to school before 8am
  • Friday, March 2nd: “Wonder” Cinema Night 5:30pm-8:00pm Parents are welcome to join 🙂 Just let us know this week if you and/or your student is planning on attending so that we are able to purchase enough drinks, snacks, and pizza
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaQuarter 3 Week 26 (2/26-3/2)
Grade Level4
Week #26
Unit of InstructionWriting Review for FSA
Standard(s) Taught


  • W1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
  • a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented
  • W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will…

  • Write attention-grabbing hooks and take-away endings for informative and opinion prompts
  • Substitute overused words for “juicy” words
  • Use specific words in their writing 
  • Cite the text creatively
  • Edit and revise their writing
  • Revise a paragraph to include more elaboration, explanation, evidence, transitional phrases, stronger vocabulary
Classroom Activities
  • FSA Practice test-Monday and Tuesday
  • Writing centers
  • Editing and revising practice in writing class
  • Teacher-led small group: writing lesson
Assignments Due
  • Homework, Oh Homework! Writing post-test
  • Writing centers
Additional Resources

FSA writing cafe- correct a paragraph Berube

Paragraph editing juicy words

Writing Cafe Scavenger Hunt

Writing Scattegories

Writing Review Centers 2018