Yesterday our 4th grade students at DSES rotated around to each of the 7 – 4th grade teachers for a mini writing lesson. The lessons included – Bold Beginnings, Choose Your Graphic Organizer, Using Dialogue, Adding Sensory Images, and Write from the Heart and the Brain. The 4th grade students in Texas are getting ready for the first Writing STAAR test. They will need to write an expository and a narrative composition. Writing Camp was a fun way to review these important writing skills. My students are excellent writers and have learned so much about writing this year. Im so proud of their writing. Let us know what you did at Writing Camp. What did you learn and how will you use these skills to improve your writing? What advice do you have for a fellow 4th grader getting ready to take Writing STAAR? What do you like most about writing? Which genre do you like best – narrative or expository and why??