55.2 F
Los Angeles
Saturday, March 2, 2024

Trump Lawyer Resigns One Day Before Trial To Begin

Joseph Tacopina has filed with the courts that he will not represent Donald J. Trump. The E. Jean Carroll civil case is schedule to begin Tuesday January 16,...

Judge Lewis A. Kaplan Issues Order RE Postponement

On May 9, 2023, a jury found Donald J. Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation. The jury awarded Ms. Carroll $5 million in damages. Seven months ago,...

ASUS Announces 2023 Vivobook Classic Series

On April 7, 2023, ASUS introduced five new models in the 2023 Vivobook Classic series of laptops. The top laptops in the series use the 13th Gen Intel® Core™...
StaffRobert HeinyFourth Grade Nonfiction Writing Samples

Fourth Grade Nonfiction Writing Samples

GreatSchools staff have provided samples of fourth grade nonfiction writing samples that meet Common Core Standards.  According to these standards, students should be learning to write in these three writing styles:

Informative/explanatory writing, which conveys information accurately with facts, details, and supportive information.

Narratives, which describe an experience in a personal voice.

Opinion pieces, which encourage readers to accept the writer’s beliefs or opinions.

Kudos to the writers of these samples and to their teachers! They help to make a point for argument on the academic turmoil wreaked by unprepared high school students attending high schools.

This sample does not address the question for teachers above the 4th grade, “So what do I do when students assigned to classes I teach do not perform at these levels? Why are they in my class? Must I remediate them instead of teaching to standards set for my classes?”

If nothing else, these samples provide an informal benchmark teachers in higher grades can use to design their lessons, say in high school environmental sciences.

Perhaps these and more samples of prerequisite skills should be distributed broadly to students and teachers in higher grades as an expectation of what students should do to get into a specific class?

Robert Heiny
Robert Heinyhttp://www.robertheiny.com
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.

Latest news

Related news