The fourth grade worksheets found here are meant to be used to supplement the work your child is already doing in school.
Putting pencil to paper to create an essay or paragraph or even a sentence takes a certain amount of courage, creativity, and a conscious effort.
But there is hope. Activities that have structure, choice, and sometimes a bit of randomness can make writing a little less stressful for children. Here is a collection of simple sentence writing activities designed to take some of the stress off of your child and make the amassing of words into a more enjoyable experience.
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Your child will need paper and pencil for this activity. First, tell him to think of a person or thing that the sentence is about and write that word in about the middle of the line.
I know that sounds odd, but trust me on this one. This first word is a noun. This is the verb and can be in any tense so long as it agrees with the noun. The purple, polka-dotted hippopotamus dives Fourth, he can add a word after the verb which describes how the action was done.
If he struggles with this, you might need to offer suggestions. You can also get some ideas from the books mentioned at the end of the article. Tell him to put an appropriate punctuation mark at the end of his sentence.
The purple, polka-dotted hippopotamus dives gallantly into the mud every morning. Your child has just made a long descriptive sentence. Let him be silly with this if he wants to. You will need 5 containers like butter tubs, coffee cans or paper bags.
Label each container with one of these words: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Phrases. Then you will need small pieces of paper to write the words or phrases on. They can be plain white or color-coded to match each container. Sit down with your child and brainstorm about 10 — 15 words that will go in each container.I've had several requests to write a page outlining creative writing activities or creative writing exercises for use in a classroom or workshop situation, so this area is for teachers and others who need new challenges and inspiration for their students or workshop participants.
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