4.B The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences.
4.B.1 The student will use the writing process to write coherently.
4.B.1.1 Use a variety of prewriting activities such as brainstorming, clustering, illustrating, webbing, and using graphic organizers.
4.B.1.2 Understand and demonstrate faimilarity with writing process/format of beginning, middle, and ending.
4.B.1.3 Use common organizational structures for providing information in writing, such as chronological order (beginning, middle, and end), cause/effect, or similarity and difference, and posing and answering questions.
4.B.1.4 Select a focus and an organizational structure based upon purpose, audience, and required format.
4.B.1.5 Write one or more drafts by categorizing ideas, organizing them into paragraphs, and blending paragraphs in to longer text.
4.B.1.6 Revise selected drafts by adding, elaborating, deleting, combining, and rearranging text.
4.B.1.7 Edit/proofread drafts, using standard editing marks, to ensure standard usage, mechanics, spelling, and varied sentence structure.
4.B.1.8 Publish and present writing to peers and adults.
4.B.2 Communicate through a variety of written forms, for various purposes, and to a specific audience or person.
4.B.2.1 Communicate through a variety of written modes and for various audiences to inform, persuade, entertain, and reflect.
4.B.2.2 Write narrative, creative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive paragraphs and longer compositions that:
4.B.2.2.a have topic sentences.
4.B.2.2.b use concrete sensory supporting details.
4.B.2.2.c provide a context to allow the reader to imagine the event.
4.B.2.2.d support a logical conclusion.
4.B.2.3 Write creative stories and poems using figurative language (alliteration, personification, simile, and metaphor) and varied word choice to make writing interesting and engaging to audience.
4.B.2.4 Write personal, and formal letters, thank-you notes, and invitations including, the date, greeting, body, closing, and signature.
4.B.3.4.b Create interesting declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences using words that describe, explain, or provide additional details and connections, such as adjectives, adverbs, appositives, participial phrases, direct objects, prepositional phrases, and conjunctions.