About This Chapter
4th Grade English: Types of Writing - Chapter Summary
If your 4th graders need to review the different types of writing, have them work through this series of fun, engaging and kid-friendly English lessons. Taught by expert English instructors, these lessons are crafted to help young students clearly see the differences between common types of writing, such as narrative essays, opinion pieces, expository writing and much more. Following each lesson is a short quiz that you can assign your students and evaluate their understanding of important writing terms and concepts.
- Narrative essays
- Conclusions for narrative essays
- Creative stories
- Opinion pieces
- How to organize and provide reasons in an opinion piece
- Essay and expository writing
- Formatting and using graphics/multimedia in explanatory texts
- Writing reports for research projects
- Writing descriptive paragraphs
- Poetry writing
- Friendly letter formatting and parts
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help identifying common types of writing will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about common types of writing.
- Students who have fallen behind in recognizing types of written texts
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about multiple types of writing
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about different types of writing
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the writing topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about different types of writing.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student can identify the different types of writing by completing the 4th Grade English: Types of Writing chapter exam.
1. Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids
If you want to share a well-written story about something that happened in your life, or someone else's life, a narrative essay is a good way to do that. Let's learn how to tell an interesting story about something that has happened to you.
2. Writing a Conclusion for a Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn to write a conclusion or ending to your narrative essay. Explore some examples, and find out how to end your story in an engaging manner for your readers.
3. How to Write a Creative Story: Lesson for Kids
No matter what you are writing, you need a plan to help you write your best. In this lesson, you will learn about how to write a creative story, what steps you should follow, and what you should think about as you write.
4. How to Write an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wanted to change someone's mind about something? If you have, opinion writing is a great way to do it! This lesson will teach you all about what opinion writing is as well as give you some tools to use as you write!
5. Creating an Organizational Structure for an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids
Having an opinion is easy, but writing about it in a clear, organized way takes a little more care. In this lesson, you'll learn how to organize your thinking in a way other people can understand.
6. Providing Reasons in an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids
Sometimes being a kid is frustrating if you feel like people don't take your opinions seriously, but writing opinion pieces can be thrilling when done right! In this lesson, you'll learn how to use convincing reasons to explain what you think.
7. Essay Writing: Lesson for Kids
A basic essay consists of five paragraphs: the introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Learn to write an essay with three simple steps, and discover important concepts such as a thesis and the process of brainstorming.
8. Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever wanted to be a teacher? You can get practice teaching others when you do expository writing! In this lesson, we'll look at the structure of expository writing as well as some examples.
9. Using Formatting, Graphics & Multimedia in Explanatory Texts: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll learn about what makes a good explanatory essay, including the formatting, graphics, and multimedia that can make your paper interesting. We'll also talk about how to find reliable sources of information for your essay.
10. Conducting Research Projects & Writing Reports: Lesson for Kids
Do you need to do a research report for school? Or, for your parents? It may seem like a lot of hard work, but once broken down into easy to follow steps, the whole thing will be easy peasy!
11. Creating a Bibliography: Lesson for Kids
A biblio-what? A bibliography! This useful tool is important as you become a writer and begin composing research reports and other academic writing. In this lesson, you'll learn all about bibliographies, what they are, why you need to write one, and how to create an amazing one!
12. How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph or Essay: Lesson for Kids
There are many different styles and purposes for writing. One type of writing is called descriptive writing. In this lesson, you'll learn about descriptive writing and how to write a descriptive paragraph or essay.
13. How to Write a Poem: Lesson for Kids
Writing can be very fun to do, especially when it is in a poem. In this lesson, you will learn about different types of poems and be given examples to show how to write these poems. So let's not stall, poem writing learning is going to be a ball.
14. How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example
A friendly letter is a common activity in many elementary school classrooms. This lesson will teach you about the different parts of a friendly letter so you are better able to instruct your students in writing one.
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Other chapters within the 4th Grade English course
- 4th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 4th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 4th Grade English: Literary Terms
- 4th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 4th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 4th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches
- 4th Grade English: Poetry
- 4th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 4th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 4th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 4th Grade English: Sentence Parts & Types
- 4th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 4th Grade English: Speaking & Listening