STAAR Writing Boot Camp

4th grade

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Army Strong Background Music
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Play the "So What" Game.

Strategies for an effective conclusion

  • Play the "So What" Game.
    • When you read a statement from the conclusion, ask yourself, "So what?" or "Why should anybody care?"
    • Ponder that question and answer it
      • Basically, I’m just saying that _____________________
      • So what?
      • Well, it was important because __________________
      • Why should anybody care?
      • That’s important because __________________

Conclusions: Examples

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Transitions

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Complete Subject & Predicate

Subject/Predicate Scavenger Hunt

Fold a paper in half so that you have 2 columns. Write an S on one side of the fold and a P on the other side. Fold the paper where you can only see one column at a time. Begin with the S side and make a list of nouns, then begin a list of verbs under the P. When you open the paper back up again you will have several two word sentences.
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The Incomplete Sentence Detector

Put the Sentences to the test! Put them through the sentence wringer.
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