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 Weekly Take-Home Journal

  1. Journal is due on Monday or the first day of the week
  2. Stay on topic
  3. Write a full page
  4. This is a semi-finished product so it should be neat, have punctuation and 4th grade spelling.
  5. Printing needs to be legible and of course there needs to be spaces between words (a first grade skill).

By the end of 4th grade students should be writing...

  • An introduction which hooks the readers...
  • A minimum of 3 paragraphs which include details supporting the introduction
  • A conclusion
  • 4th grade spelling, punctuation, and capitalization

YouTube example

Personal Narrative


4th graders' writings are assessed by the state every year toward the end of January.