Some fourth-grade writing projects include writing scary stories or poems using similes or couplets. An illustrated vocabulary book is another writing project for fourth-grade students.
Teach fourth-graders literary techniques, such as foreshadowing and descriptive language, as they learn to write scary stories. Creating poems about their pets teaches them to compare things with similes. Read a couplet poem such as Joyce Kilmer's "Trees" to a child to help him understand how to write a couplet poem. An illustrated vocabulary book helps kids remember new words. For each entry, the child writes a sentence that correctly uses the new word and then draws a picture to accompany it.