LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 11

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 11 Sample

Writing an Informational Essay

Use your own paper to write a five paragraph informational essay for one of the prompts below, or choose your own teacher approved topic. You may need to do some brief research about the topics. Remember to use the skills you learned in this chapter when writing your informational essay. As always, check your essay for spelling and grammar errors, fixing any you find.

Make sure that you:

-Brainstorm or freewrite your ideas.

-Use a graphic organizer and/or an outline.

-Do a rough draft, revised draft, and a final draft.

-Check the essay for spelling, punctuation, grammar, or sentence structure errors.

-Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.

-Think about using headings and bullet points to organize your ideas.

-Make sure you have an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.

1 pt

Choose one of the following topics 1 - 5 in the box below. You will need to do some research for some of these topics.

1. Think about all the animals that live in the desert. Choose one desert animal that is special or unique. Then, write an essay about what makes this desert animal so special or unique.

2. You have heard about and studied many amazing inventions from the past. Choose one that you see as being very important. Describe the invention and explain why it was an amazing invention.

3. Let’s say you have to leave your house quickly because of an emergency. You only have time to pack three things. What are the three things you would take with you? Why?

4. Write an essay about one of these Native American Indian tribes. Choose one of the following Indian tribes:

1. The Apache Indians

2. The Cheyenne Indians

3. The Pueblo Indians

4. The Cherokee Indians

5. The Navajo Indians

Information: Provide as much information as possible about your chosen Indian tribe’s culture, such as food, farming, weapons, games, clothing, language, art, dance, cooking, housing, and religion.