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Mrs. Laura Kovatch, Fourth Grade

Hi! My name is Laura Kovatch and I teach fourth grade Language Arts and Spelling. This is my fourteenth year here at St. John Fisher, and I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful school community. Outside of school, I love to travel and spend time with my family, especially my beautiful daughter Katelyn. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year together! 

Writing Challenge Info

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

SJF 4th Grade Daily Writing Challenge

Keep your writing skills sharp by practicing daily.  Take the challenge and write for at least 15 minutes each day!


How It Works:

  1.  Find a spot to be your “writing spot”.  Look for a comfortable place without distractions where you can really focus on your writing.

  2. Choose your method for writing.  You can use the computer or a pencil and paper.

  3. Find the prompt of the day.  

  4. Set a timer for 15 minutes, or use a clock to figure out your end time.

  5. Start writing!  Challenge yourself to write until the time is up.  If you’d like to continue writing for longer, go for it!


Remember What You Have Learned! 

*Organization: -Intro, Body, Conclusion

                          -Main Idea and Supporting Details


*Ways to Make Your Writing More Detailed: -Strong Verbs

                                                                      -Amazing Adjectives

                                                                      -Awesome Adverbs

                                                                      -Specific Nouns


**You are all awesome writers, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with during this challenge! 


 Here are some ways that you can share your writing with me if you'd like:

-write a quick summary of your writing on the announcements page of our Google Classroom or on Seesaw

-have mom or dad help you email it to me or take a picture of it and email it to me.  

I’d love to hear from you!  Happy Writing!


Writing Challenge Prompts

Days 1-10


Day 1-Monday, March 30th

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall...which is your favorite season? Write about which season is your favorite and explain why.  Remember to try for 3 reasons with details.


Day 2-Tuesday, March 31st

Pretend our class is writing a book about favorite hobbies.  For your page in the book, explain your hobby to readers. Include why it is your favorite, a description of it, and tell others why they might enjoy it.  


Day 3-Wednesday, April 1st

Video Game or Board Game?  Which is more fun to play? State your opinion and include at least 3 reasons with details.


Day 4-Thursday, April 2nd

One day at school your teacher comes into the classroom, places a box on the floor, and leaves the room.  Suddenly, the box begins to move... Write a story about what happens next.


Day 5-Friday, April 3rd

Everyone has important people in their lives.  It might be a family member, friend, or teacher.  Think about all the important people in your life.  Pick one person who is especially important to you. Explain who this is and why he or she is so important to you. 


Day 6-Monday, April 6th

If you could visit anywhere on Earth, where would it be and why would you want to visit there?  What things would you do there? Give three reasons for your choice.


Day 7-Tuesday, April 7th

Restaurant or At-Home? Which is the best place to eat and why?  If you choose home, explain why and what some of your favorite meals are.  If you choose a restaurant, explain why and your favorite restaurant and meal.  State your opinion and support your thinking with 3 reasons.  


Day 8-Wednesday, April 8th

Everyone has an idea of what they would like to do when they “grow up”.  Think about the career you would like to have. Why would you like to have this career? Write about the career you chose and explain 3 reasons why.  


Day 9-Thursday, April 9th

Have you ever wanted to change the world? If you could change one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?  Think about things you would change. Think about reasons you would change them. Write about the change you would like to make and why.  


Day 10-Friday, April 10th

Imagine you are told that you can invite anyone in the world to dinner.  This could be someone famous, someone from the past, or even someone important in your life.  Who would you invite? Write about who you would invite and why.