The primary goal in Reading in 4th Grade is to foster a love for reading! With a balanced literacy approach we will include interactive read aloud texts, guided reading groups, shared reading, interactive writing, shared writing, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop and Word study. Students will be reading to learn. Each will have an appreciation that, “reading a book” is not the same as, “reading AND understanding a book”. We will help them read with stamina and select appropriate books for independent reading.
The students will examine elements of nonfiction text: main idea, interpretation, & text structure. They will explore character and theme in various fiction studies. They will strengthen reading comprehension and fluency by using context clues, and comparing and contrasting points of view. Through reading they will develop ideas and formulate questions in various genres.