Boys Reading

4th Grade Reading

What do I need to know about my child's education?

The main literacy goal for children in fourth grade is to read and understand grade level materials. Your child will be able to read longer words and use clues to determine the meanings of unknown words. Your child will also gain meaning from reading by using details to identify the main idea. Your child will write stories and informational pieces throughout the year. Their writing will be be focused, organized and edited. Fourth graders should be able to demonstrate the following skills.

Reading

Children this age will...

Writing

Children this age will...

  • express opinions with supporting reasons.
  • write informative papers that clearly express ideas.
  • write stories that introduce a narrator and characters, use sensory details (sight, sound, smell) and include what the characters say, feel and think.
  • correct their writing with support.
  • write short research projects using many sources.
  • use correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • put together information from many texts and media types such as TV, radio and internet.

Speaking and Listening

Children this age will...

  • engage in discussions to express themselves or to report on a topic.
  • verbally summarize information from different texts and media types such as TV, radio and internet.
  • speak about a subject in an informed way.

SOURCES 

Interventions for Reading Success
Michigan Department of Education Common Core State Standards
Middle School High Five: Strategies Can Triumph
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National PTA: Every Child One Voice
School for Champions
The Teaching Reading Sourcebook