This quarter the students are writing friendly letters about their favorite books; characters, plot, pictures, and titles. It is opinion writing and they are trying to prove theirs is the best with a lot of details. They must introduce the topic, state an opinion, use linking words to connect the opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section. With guidance and support from adults and peer, students will focus on a topic and strengthened writing by revising and editing. Students will recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Next, we will begin informational writing, which will include writing a 5 page lab report. It will be correlated with Science: force and motion. The students will be assessed on their overall writing, lead, transitions words, ending, organization, elaboration, craft, spelling, and punctuation. Both of these are super fun and the students really enjoy it!