Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fourth grade language arts: Informative paragraph

Fourth grade language arts: Informative paragraph
Your fourth grade student will be expected to be able to write three different types of paragraphs. One of those is the informative paragraph. The most important part of on informative paragraph is the relaying of information. One way for you student to begin this assignment is to take the topic given them and brainstorm as much as they know about the subject. Have them write a list of what they know. If the list of what they know regarding a certain topic is a little short, then have them research the topic, either through books, or the internet. Then it is time for the student to begin writing. The first sentence should basically identify what the paragraph will be about. The center two to four sentences should tell about the facts your child knew or researched. It is important that your child use factual information and stick to the topic. Finally, the conclusion sentence will draw the information all together. Informative paragraphs are about sharing information. It is possible to expand this format to learn how to write the informative essay, which is from three to five paragraphs long for this age group. The first paragraph will introduce the reader to the topic, the interim paragraphs will each contain a fact and supportive evidence, and the final paragraph will pull the other paragraphs together in conclusion. Best of luck with this endeavor!

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