Back to School Writing with Online Lessons | 4th Grade Lesson Plans


Set the stage to a year of great writing with these Back to School Writing Lessons. Writer’s Workshop is a great way to master all of those standards and get your students to love writing! Included in this Back to School writing unit is everything you need to set up your Writer’s Workshop for the year and get students excited about writing. I have never had a student dread writing in my class.


Let’s take a look at this 4th Grade Back to School Writing Unit:

(Google Classroom slides AND the original BEST SELLING PDF lessons are included in your purchase)


  • A How-To Use teacher guide
  • Google slides, docs and/or jamboards for each lesson
  • Introduction videos (with Closed Captioning) for each lesson
  • Online fillable assignments
  • Writer’s Workshop Year at a Glance
  • Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Unit 1
  • Digital rubrics for grading student’s work {using standards-based grading}
  • Management ideas and digital forms
  • Common Core student checklists
  • Scaffolded digital freewriting assignments


  • A How-To Use teacher guide
  • Writer’s Workshop Year at a Glance
  • Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Unit 1
  • Rubrics for grading students work {Using Standards-Based Grading}
  • Management Ideas and Forms
  • Whole Group and Individual Class Lists
  • Common Core Student Checklists
  • And additional forms!

These back to school writing lessons (listed individually, below) will work great in any 4th-grade classroom, helping you start off your 4th-grade year with students who love to write! You do not need to buy all 7 units to implement this in your classroom!

The Complete 4th Grade Writing Curriculum is available in my store OR bundled!

4th Grade Writing Units Bundled!
Unit 1 – Back to School Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 2 – Narrative Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 3 – Opinion Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 4 – Writing on Demand in 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade
Unit 5 – Informative & Expository Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 6 – Poetry Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 7 – Writing a Novel in 4th Grade

Please feel free to e-mail me at with any questions you may have before purchasing this item! I would be happy to talk with you about it!

Love from my Back to School Writing buyers:

I love all of your writing resources! I feel that this is the best way to slowly introduce students back into writing at the beginning of the year, and it is set up in a way that creates students who love to write! After a few weeks of these lessons my students always ask to write and love when I tell them “of course!” Kayla’s 4th Grade Adventures

We no longer have an adopted curriculum at my school and this was perfect to start out my school year! Thanks! – Natalie S.

Want to know what I use in my own writing classroom? Click here to check out my favorite classroom writing resources

Check out my blog for more information, freebies, and my crazy life as a teacher! 

Kelly Anne 🙂

Lessons Included in the Back to School Writing Unit:

  • Why Do We Write?
  • What Does Writer’s Workshop Feel Like?
  • Create an “Ideas” Page
  • Building Writing Stamina
  • Write, write, write, write, write
  • What is a Conference?
  • Why Have Writing Conferences?
  • Push Yourself as a Writer
  • Use New Words in Your Writing
  • Using Descriptions to Describe a Friend
  • How Do I Keep Writing When I’m Bored?
  • How Do I Choose a Piece to Share?
  • Editing and Revising Your Writing
  • How Do I Make My Piece the Best?
  • How Do I Keep Creating New and Exciting Writing Pieces?
  • Reviewing Your Writer’s Notebooks
  • Setting Writing Goals for Back to School
  • Working Towards Your Goal
  • How Do I Publish my Writing?
  • Writing Celebration


There are no reviews yet

Add a review
You must be logged in to post a review Log In