Howe Montessori Summer Writing Program
for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
This summer in order to support your child’s education, your Howe Montessori School, is requiring that all future 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students write every week.
Third grade students need to prepare for their Writing MEAP very early on in the next school year. All 4th and 5th grade students need to write more and with better content from 4th grade and beyond.
This writing requirement is to write paragraphs on the 10 topics listed below, one topic per week. Each paragraph will consist of five sentences. The first sentence, a toppic sentence which introduces your topic that is being written about. The middle three sentences tell about each of the (3) supporting ideas. The concluding sentence gives your opinion on what you wrote.
How to write a good paragraph? Start with a topic sentence, which is the main idea of the paragraph. The next part of the paragraph, called the transition, where the topic is written about in (3) supporting sentences and then a conclusion, which restates your topic sentence but should not be exactly the same as a topic sentence.
Simple sentence structure is a group of words that make sense on its own, and a sentence which always includes a verb and a subject. All sentences will have a minimum of five words.
This writing requirement, does expect your best handwriting or typing, all spelling is to be corrected, while using proper punctuation and sentence structure. This writing needs to have a title at the top center, and all paragraphs will be properly indented.
Future third grade students write at least one paragraph. Future fourth write at least 2 paragraphs. Next year’s fifth grade need to write at least three paragraphs for each topic.
All completed writing should be e-mailed to Miss Nellie at firstname.lastname@example.org or and if not typed dropped-off at school weekly for Miss Nellie.
These writing assignments will be graded and reviewed early in September, after school restarts at our new school building.
Why I love my family. Due Sunday 6/22/14
I enjoy playing xxxxx sport with my friends . Due Sunday 6/29/14
How I could spend $25 this summer. Due Sunday 7/6/14
My favorite movie which- I saw recently is xxxxx. Due Sunday 7/13/14
When I grow up I want to be a xxxxx. Due Sunday 7/20/14
Dad, can I please have a ‘kitten’ ? Due Sunday 7/27/14
When I go swimming I like to xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/3/14
My favorite class at Howe School is xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/10/14
Mom and I like to eat out for lunch at xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/17/14
My favorite computer game is xxxxx. Due Sunday 8/24/14
End of summer PTA Book report Due Sunday 8/31/14
PTA Book Report; each student needs to write on the PTA provided summer reading book (which your read this summer), using the standard paragraph writing method. Introduction, 3 detailed paragraphs (detailing information from the story), followed by a closing paragraph.
Topics for book reports can be one of the following:
– Comparing Characters
– The Problem and Solution of the Story
– Why you liked this book?
– Why you did not like this book?
– You own ideas about the story.