In fourth grade, kids are writing essays that are more complex than what they’ve written before.
Typically, they’ll start with an introduction that gives a thesis.
Then they’ll use detailed examples to support their points.
Watch this video from Understood founding partner Great Schools to see what else usually goes into a fourth-grade essay.
These young students are learning to write descriptive, persuasive, and cause and effect essays.
Now, these young students need to have topics to choose from, just like the older students do.
Here are 18 of the best suggestions for cause and effect topics for young writers in fourth grade: When you choose a cause and effect topic, it should be something that you either know well or are interested in learning more about.
These topics usually need to have facts, which are the causes.
Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice What do students need to know to succeed in fourth grade (or third or fifth)? Although this lesson focuses specifically on fourth grade, it can be easily adapted for third or fifth graders.
These and many other questions provide the framework for students to write how-to essays for a specific audiencefuture fourth graders.