Four Square: Writing Method for Grades 7-9. A Unique by Evan Jay Gould, Judith S. Gould

By Evan Jay Gould, Judith S. Gould

Train writing talents utilizing this cutting edge new process that has been confirmed to paintings in school rooms similar to yours. The 4 sq. procedure can be utilized with all kinds of writing and should healthy any examining or language arts software. This step by step strategy is equipped round an easy image organizer that first indicates scholars how one can gather rules after which is helping them use these principles to create transparent and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the approach available to writers of all skill levels. additionally nice for content material quarter writing.

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______________ When? ______________ Why? ______________ Who? Event 3 _________ Big Ending __________ __________________ __________________ __________________ Event 2 Event 1 __________________ __________________ The field trip that went bad ______________ ______________ Where? ______________ When? ______________ Why? ______________ Who? What? Event 3 _________ Big Ending ________ __________________ __________________ __________________ 62 TLC10190 Name ______________________________________________ Directions: Complete the setting, events and ending for the narrative style four squares.

By writing the wrap-up sentence in box 5 very early in the learning of four square, students have already practiced this skill. TLC10190 First Paragraph 1. Topic Sentence 2. Wrap-Up Sentence 3. Personal/Reflective Sentence (center of four square) (without connecting word) 47 The first paragraph can now be expanded beyond the one topic sentence. The topic sentence will start the composition. The wrap-up sentence will follow. For the third sentence, the students should write something reflective, thought provoking or a personal feeling.

Each student reads the new story and adds to it, writing for three minutes. This activity is repeated two more times, with the last writer getting about five minutes to write a big ending. Not only do students enjoy this activity, it shows them what can happen to story writing if they do not plan ahead. After sharing, it is appropriate to explain the differences between the expository and narrative forms. 56 TLC10190 • • • • • Expository Gives information States reasons or examples Highly structured Connecting words a must Few quotations • • • • • Narrative Entertains Has events More loosely structured Connecting words as needed More dialogue The differences between the two forms can best be exemplified by preparing two basic four squares on a similar prompt.

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