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    Books

    Writers Express

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Page Count: 
    504
    Student Edition
    Price: $19.95

    Blog Post

    Awaken Creativity—and Students

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving

    Blog Post

    Successful Adulting (or What You Don't Learn in School)

    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Inquiry Process

    Blog Post

    How to Engage Your Students with Shared Inquiry

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing Process
    Qualities of Writing
    Ideas
    Structure
    Conventions
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Reading
    Reading to Learn

    Student Writing Model

    The Terror of Kansas

    Fifth-grader Ashley begins her story in the middle of the action. After the first paragraph, the reader is hooked and needs to know . . . “What happens next?”

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Environment
    Family
    Life
    Nature

    Student Writing Model

    Chloe’s Day

    Erin, fifth grade, tells her story from the point of view of her cat. The closing lines bring this adventure full circle.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Family
    Love

    Student Writing Model

    The Haunted House

    Fifth-grader Tommy includes lots of details in a story that leads up to a surprise ending.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Play
    Holidays

    Student Writing Model

    I Am Attean

    Nicholas, the fifth-grade author of this model, uses repetition effectively in a poem about a young Native American facing the realities of his time.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Community
    Culture
    History

    Student Writing Model

    Did You Ever Look At . . .

    Fifth-grader Trista wrote this poem to give her readers an important message.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Self
    Life
    Environment
    Nature
    Plants

    Student Writing Model

    The Civil War

    Seth, this model’s fifth-grade author, wrote a poem about a historical event and the reasons behind it.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Freedom
    Government
    History
    Rights

    Student Writing Model

    Sloppy Joes

    Molly, the fourth-grade author of this short poem, tells us something about her favorite food.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Food

    Student Writing Model

    When I Was Upside Down

    Chloe, in fourth grade, uses a repeating phrase and rhyming words to give her poem rhythm.

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Play
    Life

    Student Writing Model

    Dreams

    The word pictures in this poem, submitted by fifth-grader Sarah, paint a dreamy image!

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Freedom
    Health
    Imagination

    Writing Topic

    A really spooky story

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Play
    Theme: 
    Fantasy
    Play
    Imagination

    Writing Topic

    What if we suddenly had to move?

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Travel
    Family
    Community

    Blog Post

    8 Mindful Writing Habits (and 16 Prompts!)

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Critical Thinking
    Questioning
    Researching
    Creating

    Writing Topic

    Talk about being scared!

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Life
    Family
    Friends

    Writing Topic

    I'll never eat another . . .

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Food
    Life

    Writing Topic

    A day in the life of my pet

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Family
    Love
    Home

    Writing Topic

    An excellent birthday party

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Family
    Friends
    Play

    Writing Topic

    Discovering a new friend

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Life

    Writing Topic

    Grandma's attic

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Family
    Life
    History

    Writing Topic

    Rings on her fingers

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Story
    Play
    Poem
    Theme: 
    Family
    Friends
    Play

    Writing Topic

    Summer games

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    How-To
    Comparison-Contrast
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Play
    Exercise
    Friends
    Sports

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