We will be studying non-fiction

Students should be able to:

  1. Tell some non-fiction text features.
  2. Recognize how non-fiction is different than fiction looking back at the text features.
  3. Identify the main idea and supporting details of a text.
  4. Summarize an informational text.
  5. Draw conclusions to make inferences.


We will be writing an opinion piece.

Students should be able to:

  • Choose a point of view with reasons and information.
  • Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  • Use transition words such as: for instance, in order to, in addition, for example, since, also
  • Write a concluding statement related to their opinion.
  • Students should use their toolkit which includes common sight words as well as the 4th grade Dolch words to help them spell.

scoops rubric.pdf