Writer's Workshop: 4th Grade

Digging in and getting our hands dirty!

Food for Thought!

"Fourth-graders are poised to grow in important ways as writers. They are ready to internalize writing strategies so that what are, at first, concrete, methodical procedures become far more flexible, fleeting, and efficient ways of working!" - Lucy Calkins

Let's Explore Lucy!

4th Grade Units of Study


  • Unit 1 - The Arc of a Story - Writing Realistic Fiction
  • Unit 2 - Boxes and Bullets - Personal and Persuasive Essays
  • Unit 3 - Bringing History to Life
  • Unit 4 - The Literary Essay - Writing about Fiction

Mentor Texts to Consider!

Where to go from here?