Check the Deck (Gr. 3-4)
Grades 3-4. Eight units look more in depth at descriptive writing, imaginative problem solving, reporting, persuading, narrating, explaining, literature based writing, and researching. Each unit ends with a major writing assignment, and has four components that lead students up to that point: oral language into writing, simple sentence combining, composition rules, and writing with style. The book walks students through the writing assignments using the four-stage writing process of prewriting, writing the first draft, rewriting, publishing.