Essays Samples For Kids

In fourth grade, students are starting to prepare for middle school, when nonfiction writing is practiced in all subjects. What’s more, under the Common Core Standards, nonfiction writing is more and more essential to the curriculum. Learn more about your fourth grader’s writing under Common Core. According to the standards, students should be learning three types of writing:

Informative/explanatory writing

Like a report, the purpose of this type of writing is to convey information accurately with facts, details, and supportive information.

Narratives

These can be stories or screenplays or other fiction written in the first, second, or third person.

Opinion pieces

In opinion writing, students encourage readers to accept their opinion about something by writing what they and why.


Fourth grade writing sample #1

John Cabot and the Rediscovery of North America

In this child’s report on John Cabot, you’ll see a few important features. First, there are five sections, each with a bolded header announcing what sort of information follows. Note that the fifth section is the bibliography, where everyone can see the two sources this student relied on for her information.

Type of writing: Informative/explanatory writing

 


Fourth grade writing sample #2

Big Book of Evolution

Dylan’s report on evolution is also divided into sections. Note that Dylan uses visuals throughout this report. What’s more, the report has a table of contents at the beginning, and at the end, Dylan cites his sources for the written information and the visuals.

Type of writing: Informative/explanatory writing

 


Fourth grade writing sample #3

A Tale of Despereaux

This is a classic fourth grade book report. Note that the student uses headers to announce what type of information follows: the summary, the characters, and the writer’s recommendation about the book.

Type of writing: Informative/explanatory writing

 


Fourth grade writing sample #4

Zoos Should Close

This student writes an opinion piece about why she thinks zoos should close. Note that she cites multiple reasons with examples of why zoos aren’t good for animals. She also addresses a counterargument and refutes it, which isn’t actually required until seventh and eighth grade.

Type of writing: Opinion writing

 


See more examples of real kids’ writing in different grades: Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fifth grade.

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We have provided various types of English essays (such as Education, India, Science & Technology, Animals, Festivals, National Days, Social Issues & Social Awareness, Personalities/People, Monuments, Relationships, Sports, Environmental Issues, Proverb, Moral Values, Nature and Essay on Health and Fitness etc) on various topics for kids (including Nursery, KG) and children (studying in classes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12). Such type of essays can be very helpful for parents to make their kids actively participating in the extra-curricular activities including essay writing, debate, discussion, etc.

These Essays are written in very simple and easy language using very easy words. These are easily understandable by any student. Such essays may help and motivate students to know about the Indian cultures, heritages, monuments, famous places, importance of teachers, mothers, animals, traditional festivals, events, occasions, famous personalities, legends, social issues and so many other topics. We have provided very unique and general topics essay which are generally assigned to students in the school.

Essay Topics

Following are different types of essay topics for students which are categorized in many sections so that you can easily chose the topic as per your need and requirement.

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