Writing : Fourth Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

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Writing Opinion Pieces

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Adopting a Pet


Why do you think adopting a pet from the animal rescue league is a good (bad) idea? Complete the graphic organizer, then use the information as an outline for your essay .

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Using Organizational Structure


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Structure is Important


Write your opinion about indoor games (video games, board games, etc.) vs. outdoor games (soccer, skating, running, etc.).

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Using Organizational Structure


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Best Book Genre


In your opinion, what do you think is the best book genre? Be sure to support your opinion with some good reasons and examples.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Using Organizational Structure


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing Supporting Details


Write three supporting details for each main idea or topic sentence provided in the worksheet.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Supporting Details


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Finding Supporting Details


Read each topic sentence, then choose the sentences that support the main idea.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Supporting Details


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

My Favorite Main Character


If you could play the main character of your favorite movie or a book for a day, what would it be?

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Supporting Details


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

The Greatest Pet


Dog, cat, fish, turtle, bunny, or a parrot! Who do you think would make a great pet?

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Supporting Details


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Have a Nice Day!


Write three supporting details for each main idea or topic sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing Supporting Details


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Transition Words


Complete each sentence using the transition words from word bank. Use each word only once. Capitalize the word whenever necessary.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Using Transition Words


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Identifying Transition Words


Read and underline the transitional word or phrase in each sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Using Transition Words


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing Sentences Using Transitions


Write a sentence using each transition in the box.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Using Transition Words


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Transitional Words


Write the sentences on the worksheet as a paragraph by linking/connecting them with transitional words/phrases. Choose the words or phrases from the word box.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Using Transition Words


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Transitional Words and Phrases


Write three sentences using the words written for each type of transition.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Using Transition Words


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Concluding Sentences


Write a concluding statement that restates or sums up each topic sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding an Opinion


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Details and Conclusion


Read the title and the topic sentence for each of the paragraph plans. Then write three supporting details that relate to the main idea and add the closing sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding an Opinion


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Details and Conclusion -2


Write three supporting details that relate to the main idea (topic) and add the closing sentence restating the topic sentence in a different way.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding an Opinion


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing For Fun!


For each title, build a paragraph by writing a topic sentence that clearly states your opinion about that topic. Write three supporting details and add the closing sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding an Opinion


Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing Introduction Paragraph


Choose one of the topics from the list to write an introductory paragraph of an informative/explanatory essay.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Introduction Paragraphs


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Thesis Statement


Read each statement on the worksheet. If you think the statement is a fact, write 'F' on the line. If you think the statement is a thesis, write 'T' on the line.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Introduction Paragraphs


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Introductory Paragraph - 1


Write a short introductory paragraph about each main idea- 1) Importance of Water Conservation, 2) How to Make Your Favorite Beverage

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Introduction Paragraphs


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Introductory Paragraph - 2


Write a short introductory paragraph about each main idea- 1) Natural Disasters, 2) Ways of Preventing Air Pollution

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Introduction Paragraphs


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Introductory Paragraph - 3


Write a short introductory paragraph about each main idea- 1) Global Warming: Causes and Effects, 2) How to Make a Pizza

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Introduction Paragraphs


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Main Idea


Determine and write the main idea of each paragraph. Then write two details supporting the main idea.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Main Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Main Idea and Details


Determine and write the main idea of the paragraph about desert plants. Then write three details supporting the main idea.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Main Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing the Main Idea


Read two different sets of supporting details. Determine what would be the main idea for each paragraph. Write it on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Main Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Connecting the Ideas


Read the sentences and number them in the correct order to create a cohesive paragraph. Then write the paragraph on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Linking Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Using Linking Words


Connect each pair of sentences using the linking word given in the parenthesis.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Linking Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Correct Linking Words


Choose the correct linking word from the parenthesis to complete each sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Linking Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Linking Words


Write a sentence using each linking word listed on this worksheet.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Linking Ideas


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing an Explanation


Explain what a watermelon is and where it comes from to your alien friend who has never seen, eaten, or heard of one. Write your explanation on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Explain the Topic


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Paraphrase the Quote


Paraphrase the quote and present it in a way to make sure that readers understand the quote in the same way you did. Use different words and structure from the original quote.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Explain the Topic


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Choose Your Topic


Choose and write on a topic from the list provided below. Brainstorm the details about the topic. Write what you already know and research for more facts and details.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Explain the Topic


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Vivid Details


Choose a topic from the list provided. Brainstorm details about the topic. Then write a descriptive paragraph about the topic on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Explain the Topic


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Biography Writing


List four people that inspire you. Then choose one person out of the list and write a biography of him/her. Use various resources to find the facts and the details about that person's life.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Explain the Topic


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Concluding Sentences


Read each topic sentence, then write a concluding sentence that restates the topic sentence in a different way.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Concluding Statements


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Correct concluding Sentence


Choose the best concluding statement for each paragraph. This worksheet provides amazing information about monkeys, spiders, and chameleons.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Concluding Statements



Write a topic sentence, three supporting details, and a concluding statement for each topic listed.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Concluding Statements


Writing Narratives

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Narrative Introduction


Fill in the graphic organizer of a personal narrative story, then write an introduction paragraph on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Introducing an Event and the Narrator/ Characters


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Point Of View


Circle the correct point of view for each of the statement. Then underline the clue words that helped you identify the point of view.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Introducing an Event and the Narrator/ Characters


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

First Person Narration


Read the passage about Stanley's upcoming trip to Disneyland. Rewrite the passage from Stanley's point of view in first person. Use sensory details to explain.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Introducing an Event and the Narrator/ Characters


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

A Strange Puppy


Read the passage and answer the related questions to brainstorm how the story unfolds. Then write the story on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Introducing an Event and the Narrator/ Characters


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Character Sketch


Fill in the character profile graphic organizer with the appropriate information. Then write a story from that character's point of view.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Introducing an Event and the Narrator/ Characters


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Dialogue Writing


Write a conversation between a dentist and a scared patient about six cavities that need to be filled right away.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Dialogue


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

You’re a Reporter


Write a conversation between a reporter, the winner, and the boy who lost a tennis game at the high school tournament.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Dialogue


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

First Day Of School


Write a conversation between an elder brother and a sister about the sister's first day of school. She is worried and nervous about dealing with a bunch of unknown people.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Dialogue


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Baking Brownies


Use appropriate transition words to rewrite the steps of a recipe in a paragraph form.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Event Sequences


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

The Hiking Trip


Rewrite the paragraph on the lines in an organized and logical order by using the transition words from the box to help the story flow.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Event Sequences


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Sequence of Events


The sentences on this worksheet are not written in an orderly manner. Write a number next to each sentence to put them in a logical order. Then, rewrite the sentences on the lines to form a paragraph.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Event Sequences


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Descriptive Writing


For each topic listed, fill in details for each of the five senses. Be sure to write details that really appeal to the senses. When you're finished, choose any topic and write a descriptive story around that topic.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Descriptive Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Descriptive Sentences


Write at least two descriptive sentences to describe each picture. The first has been done for you as an example.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Descriptive Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Similes and Metaphors


Read the sentences. If a metaphor is present, write a simile to take its place. If a simile is present, write a metaphor to replace it.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Descriptive Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Favorite Vacation Spot


Brainstorm to fill in the key details listed in the graphic organizer of a five- paragraph descriptive essay. Then use these details to write an essay on the next sheet.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Descriptive Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Fun With Family


Describe a time that you spent with your family. It can be a fun day at the beach, a fun-filled day at the carnival, or a trip to your favorite restaurant. Add a variety of details (adjectives, similes, metaphors, etc..) to your writing.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Descriptive Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Frisky Squirrel Has a Fall


Complete the story by writing an interesting ending (conclusion) in the space provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Conclusions


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

The Lost Gift Box


Write an interesting ending to complete the story about the lost gift box.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Conclusions


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

The Mask


Add an interesting ending (conclusion) to the story about the boy who found the mask on his way to the summer camp.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Conclusions


Production and Distribution

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

A Surprise Birthday Party


Imagine a surprise birthday party from the characters of the story you've read last night. Write a short story telling what happens next.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Apollo’s Adventure


Apollo, an elephant, has always been known for his adventurous behavior. Now he is looking for an opportunity to perform. Write a story about him.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Expository Writing


Choose one of the listed topics on the worksheet and write a paragraph about it.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Persuasive Writing


Write a paragraph to persuade your parents about the place you'd like to visit during your summer break. Include specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Library Time (Descriptive Writing)


Imagine you have a friend from another planet. One day during your conversation about books and reading, he mentioned that he doesn't know what a library is. Now describe your response about it.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Narrative Writing


Look at the picture on the worksheet. What do you think the boy is up to? What might happen next? Write a story on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Argumentative Essay


Choose one of the topics listed on the worksheet. Then, write an essay stating your position about it.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Organized Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Story Map 1


Fill in each section of the map as indicated. You may want to use this information as an outline of a story you wish to write.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Editing Checklist


After thoroughly and carefully reading your peer's story, answer each question on the list.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Author’s Checklist : Revision


Revision is the most important step in writing. Read one of your previous writing assignment. Revise it and check each box when your answer is "yes" for each statement or question in the list.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Persuasive Writing Organizer


Choose an essay topic that you’d like to write about. Be sure to state your opinion clearly. Provide the reasons with two to three supporting facts. Use this plan to prepare the content of your essay.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

5 Paragraph Essay Organizer


Plan a five-paragraph essay as you complete each section of the organizer with the required information.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Expository Writing Planner


Fill in the planner with required information. You may use this information as an outline of your expository essay.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Opinion Writing Planner


Plan your opinion writing piece as you fill in each section of the graphic organizer on this worksheet.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Fictional Story Map


Plan your fictional story as you fill in the required information in the graphic organizer. Be creative with your idea and the plot of the story.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Story Map 2


You need to prepare to write a story. Use the given organizer to fill in the required information in each section. Be creative with your idea and the story plot.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Proofreading and Editing


The story on this worksheet has a total of 20 mistakes. Use editing marks for grammar and punctuation mistakes. Underline any misspelled words. Write the correct words on the lines provided.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Creative Writing Prompts


Choose one of the writing prompts of your interest. Then use a computer to produce at least one typed page of your response.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Write Using Technology


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Animal Kingdom


Use computer/internet to research and write about the topic (Hibernation or Animal Camouflage) of your choice.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Write Using Technology


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

An Original Story


Look at the pictures. Then choose one of the pictures and create an original story around it. Your story must be at least one typed page long.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Write Using Technology


Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Biography Research Organizer


Choose a famous person that inspires you. Research and find more about the person. Then answer the related questions.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Research Projects


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Planning a Research Paper


Before starting your research, you need to prepare for it. Answer a few questions before you proceed with your research.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Research Projects


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Creating an Outline


Fill in the information in the research outline. Begin with the introduction which is the topic of your research. Use your questions as main points and add a small amount of information as details.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Research Projects


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Bibliography


Create a bibliography using the list of sources provided.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Experiential Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Taking Notes


Read the text about Thomas Edison. Then take notes and create a bibliography entry for the reference.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Experiential Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Camping in the Woods


Pretend your teacher has assigned you a report on camping basics. There are a few guidelines to write the report: In addition to researching the topic, you must include some personal narrative in your paper.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Experiential Writing


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Character Analysis


Read the story. Identify the main character, then using evidence from the text, describe the character.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Describe Characters , Setting, or Event


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Characters


Describe the main character from any of the stories, dramas, or poems that you have read.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Describe Characters , Setting, or Event


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Setting of the Story


Describe the setting of any of the stories that you have read. Use details from the text, as evidence, to support your thoughts.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Describe Characters , Setting, or Event


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Why the Bear has a Short Tail


Sequence the events from the story in correct order.Then identify a character trait that is revealed by each character's actions/words or narrator's description.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Describe Characters , Setting, or Event


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Textual Details


Read each paragraph in the worksheet. There is some missing information that the author left out. Guess and answer the related questions.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Understanding Details and Evidence


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Text Evidence


Read the paragraph about the early airplane development. Use the text as evidence and answer the questions that follow.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Understanding Details and Evidence


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Correct Assertions


The worksheet has some incorrect assertions about a few famous fairy tales. Rewrite each incorrect assertion in such a way that it is supported by details from the story.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Understanding Details and Evidence


Writing Applications

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Convincing the Reader


Write a persuasive paragraph from a doctor's perspective to convince his or her patients to include coconut and coconut oil in their diets.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Support Your Opinion


Your parents have planned a trip to Whistler, Canada during winter. You and your siblings are not sure about the place. Write a persuasive paragraph from your parents' perspective to convince everyone.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Following the Steps


Choose and develop one of your own ideas to write an expository paragraph.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

A Vivid Description


Glue or draw a picture of your favorite food in the box. Then brainstorm the list of adjectives and descriptive phrases to tell about it. Write a descriptive paragraph using them.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

What is a Psyolonix?


Psyolonix is a made-up word. What do you think it is? A creature from another world or a magical flower? First, draw a picture in the box provided. Then use your creativity to write a paragraph describing Psyolonix.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

The Proudest Moment


Write a paragraph describing the proudest moment of your life. Describe the moment using a logical order of events that preceded or followed it.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Journal Writing


Choose one writing prompt from the list and write an entry in your journal. You may use the prompts to write multiple journals.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Daily Notes


Think about any two events that have happened in your life over the last several days. Be sure to write facts, details, and your feelings or opinions about these events on the journal page provided.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Paragraphs and Journal Prompts


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

A Couplet Poem


Choose any four pair of words from the word box. Then write rhyming couplets for each pair of words on the lines.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Poems, Tales, and Stories


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Writing Couplets


A couplet comprises a pair of rhyming lines. Think of a rhyming word to complete each couplet.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Poems, Tales, and Stories