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4th Grade - Writing Ready Compositon Bundle

4th Grade - Writing Ready Compositon Bundle


Customers who used our 4th grade STAAR WARS Writing Task Cards loved them, and many emailed us asking us for more. So we listened! But instead of creating more STAAR review sets, we thought it would be even better to have task card sets that could be used WHILE you’re teaching, instead of just to review afterward. This way you can measure learning as you go. So, we decided to create task card sets for every TEKS Readiness Standard for reading, math, and writing. We will have 2 sets available for each TEKS Readiness Standard, a basic set and an advanced set, which allows the teacher to assess learning at various learning stages, making them perfect for differentiation.

When you purchase this BUNDLE, you get all of our Basic & Advanced WRITING READY 4th Grade Expository Composition Task Cards – 8 total sets!!  These WRITING READY task card sets focus on the four TEKS Readiness Standards for 4th grade writing composition:


•develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs (4.15B)

•revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience (4.15C) •edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling (4.15D)

•Create brief compositions that: 1) Establish a central idea in a topic sentence 2) Include supporting statements with simple facts, details, and explanations 3) Contain a concluding statement (4.18A).


The 4 BASIC sets help your students practice & apply their understanding of the expository composition skills listed below at a simpler, basic level with shorter texts and fewer answer choices, while the 4 ADVANCED sets feature rigorous, higher-level thinking questions with longer texts and more answer choices, making the pair of sets perfect for differentiation.


Instructions are included for 4 methods of review: task cards review in centers/groups/pairs/individuals, a SCOOT game, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and a “Be the Teacher” game, but these cards can be used in variety of other ways to meet your needs.

  • These 8 sets assess your students’ comprehension of:


    SETS 1 (Basic & Advanced):
    •Body paragraphs
    •Expanding details/ideas with reasons, facts, details, & examples
    •Graphic organizers
    •Identifying parts of an expository composition
    •Main idea/topic/thesis statement/central idea
    •Supporting details
    •Transitional words & phrases

    Standards Covered:

    TEKS: 4.15B
    CCSS: W.4.2.A, W.4.2.B, W.4.2.C, W.4.2.E

    SETS 2 (Basic & Advanced):
    •Adding & deleting sentences, words, & phrases
    •Combining sentences
    •Concluding sentences
    •Main idea/topic/thesis statement/central idea/introductory sentences
    •Revising sentences for coherence & organization
    •Simple & complex sentences
    •Transitional words & phrases

    Standards Covered:

    TEKS: 4.15C

    CCSS: W.4.2.A, W.4.2.C, W.4.2.E, W.4.5, L.4.3.A

    SETS 3 (Basic & Advanced):
    •commonly mistaken words & homophones (are/our, quiet/quite, than/then, their/there/they’re, to/too/two)
    •compound sentences
    •double negatives
    •ending punctuation
    •parts of speech
    •quotation marks
    •revising sentences
    •subject-pronoun agreement
    •using I vs. me
    •word choice

    Standards Covered:

    TEKS: 4.15D
    CCSS: L.4.1, L.4.1.A, L.4.1.F, L.4.1.G, L.4.2, L.4.2.A, L.4.2.B, L.4.2.C, L.4.3.A

    SETS 4 (Basic & Advanced):
    •central idea/topic sentence/thesis statement
    •supporting statements with simple facts, details, & explanations
    •concluding statement/conclusion
    •revising drafts

    Standards Covered:

    TEKS: 4.18A, 4.18Ai, 4.18Aii, 4.18Aiii
    CCSS: W.4.2.A, W.4.2.B, W.4.2.E


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