Writing Bridges for 4th and 5th Grade Students

What is it?

A writing program designed to help elementary school students with their writing skills in order to ease the transition to middle school


  • To equip students with the necessary skills to write school essays
  • To review foundational grammar skills
  • To create a fun learning experience


  • Provide students with the skills and training to write a 5-paragraph essay
  • Review key grammar concepts, particularly focusing on the parts of speech and sentence structure
  • Create fun and engaging learning activities that are designed to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with writing

Learning outcomes

Students should be able to:

  • Use a basic writing process
  • Develop position (thesis) statements
  • Write topic sentences
  • Demonstrate the principle of coherence in their writing
  • Construct a 5-paragraph essay that includes an introduction, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion

Class structure

  • Target audience: 4th and 5th grade students
  • 6-week class, one hour per week
  • Online instruction with weekly assignments