Writing Openers Language Application Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Writing Openers Language Application (Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) provides 56 whole-class, twice-per-week “quick writes,” designed to help students learn, practice, and apply grade-level grammar, usage, mechanics, sentence structure, and sentence variety Standards. The Common Core authors are certainly right that grammar should not be taught solely in isolation. Grammatical instruction needs to be taught in the reading and writing contexts and applied in spoken and written language.
The grade-level Writing Openers digital download (eBook) program aligns to the Anchor Standards for Language:
Knowledge of Language:
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Each of the 56 lessons takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Lessons are derived from the Conventions of Standard English (L. 1, 2), Knowledge and Use of Language Standards (L. 3), and the Language Progressive Skills found in the Common Core State Standards Language Strand. The lessons help students “Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening” (Common Core Language Strand Knowledge of Language). In other words, lots of practice in sentence revision, sentence combination, and identification of and application of grammar.
The lessons are formatted for classroom display and interactive instruction. The teacher reads and explains the Lesson Focus and Example(s) while students follow along on their own accompanying worksheet. Next, the students annotate the Lesson Focus and summarize the Key Idea(s). Afterwards, the students complete the Practice Section (sentence combining, sentence revisions). Finally, students complete the My Own Sentence writing task. The My Own Sentence serves as the formative assessment to determine whether students have mastered the Lesson Focus.
Plus, get 13 sentence structure worksheets with answers. Worksheets include simple subjects, compound subjects, simple predicates, compound predicates, simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, compound-complex sentences, identifying sentence fragments, revising sentence fragments, identifying sentence run-ons, revising sentence run-ons, and identifying parallelism.
Preview the Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 4) Lessons HERE.
Preview the Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 5) Lessons HERE.
Preview the Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 6) Lessons HERE.
Preview the Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 7) Lessons HERE.
Preview the Writing Openers Language Application (Grade 8) Lessons HERE.
Writing Openers Language Application (Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) is one instructional component of each grade-level Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary BUNDLE. Check out the BUNDLE HERE.
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