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This Christmas writing assignment focuses on quotation marks and nouns

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grade:

4  

Title – Christmas Writing
By – Ashley Norris
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 4

Rationale:
The purpose of this lesson is to review the concepts of using quotation marks, common and proper nouns within the context of writing a story.

Objectives:
The students will listen to the book The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn and discuss Christmas traditions.
The students will also demonstrate their understanding of using quotation marks, common and proper nouns, by writing their own story about Christmastime.

Materials:
The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn
Paper for story
Pencils to write story

Accommodations: There are no accommodations necessary for this lesson.

Management:
Students will be called up to the front of the room, to sit in a circle, so that I can see each of the students. I will also remind the students that they need to pay careful attention to the book, because they will have to write a story about Christmastime.

When reviewing when to use quotation marks in a story, as well as how to identify proper and common nouns, I will make sure that all students are paying attention.

Lesson Procedure:
1.) In order to get the students in the Christmas celebration mood, I will read the children The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn by Cheryl Hawkinson.
2.) I will explain to the children that they will be writing their own story about their Christmastime.
3.) I will explain that the children will have to understand the rules as to when to use quotation marks, in order to include at least one set in their story. They will also have to be able to correctly identify common and proper nouns, in order to underline common nouns and circle proper nouns in their stories.
4.) I will review the rules about using quotation marks, common nouns and proper nouns with the class by asking them questions. Ex. “When do we use quotation marks within a story?”
5.) The students will be asked to write their story.
6.) After writing their stories, students will be asked to read their stories aloud to their fellow classmates on a voluntary basis.

Evaluation: How well the students write their stories will reflect their understanding of using quotation marks, and identifying common and proper nouns.

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