|Unit of Instruction||FSA Writing Preparation|
LAFS.4.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.4.W.2.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
For writing we will be focusing on the following this week:
FSA Writing Preparation:
*Students will plan and write an opinion essay in response to the following prompt: Some schools are deciding not to have spring break in favor of ending the school year early for summer break. Which do you think is better: have a week off for spring break or skip spring break and begin summer break earlier?
*Read and Respond
*Students will practice skills that are essential to writing effective essays. These skills include: writing hooks, properly utilizing transitions/linking words, providing evidence to support their ideas, citing evidence from pieces of text, writing strong conclusions, and editing their work.
*PowerPoint presentation and class discussion of an FSA Writing Guide.
*Practice FSA Writing Prompt: Mandatory Uniforms? (Opinion Essay)
*Practice FSA Writing Prompt: Second Languages in School (Opinion Essay)
*Practice FSA Writing Prompt: Natural Disasters (Informative Essay)
*Wednesday: Writing Rotations
Homework (Monday-Thursday): Read and Respond
*No spelling test this week.*
*All essays will be completed in class as preparation for the FSA Writing. This test is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd.