Support for Student Success Grade 4 - ELAFourth Grade ELA Focus Skills Have daily reading experiences – child reads aloud and silently for extended periods of time. Talk about the reading experiences – describe the characters in the story, the problems the characters experience and tell how the problem is solved or discuss the information presented in a nonfiction book.Use strategies when reading to help understand what is read (use clues in the passage to help
with unknown words, reread a part of the story that is confusing or unclear, make predictions about what will happen next and determine if predictions come true or use text features such as graphs, pictures, captions, and bold-face words when reading nonfiction). Study and practice weekly spelling lists (Hear the word, See the word - look at the word and then close your eyes and imagine it, Say the word, Say the letters in the word aloud, Write the word as you say the letters). Identify relationships among words such as synonyms - words with similar meanings (run - sprint), antonyms - words with opposite meanings (easy - hard), homonyms - words that sound the same but have different meanings and sometimes different spellings (bear-bare), and multiple meaning words - words with more than one meaning (round – something that is shaped like a circle or ball/ a section of a game or sport). Use writing as a way to tell a story to another person. The story should have an interesting beginning (not “Hi, my name is . . .”), tell the events in the order that they happened and end with a closing sentence – (not the words “the end”). Write a variety of sentence types – ask a question, make a statement, make a command, show enthusiasm, join two complete sentences with “yet, nor, so” to form a compound sentence and include these types of sentences when appropriate in writing stories or reports. Identify statements of fact and opinion and explain the evidence from the article that supports the statement as fact or opinion.
Parent Websites: The Parent Guide to Grade 4 http://www.education.com/grade/fourth-grade/ Fourth Grade At Home Reading Activities http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetaili d=23553&linkid=nav-menu-container-4-462565Student Websites: Fourth Grade Reading Activities http://www.education.com/activity/fourth-grade/reading/ Reading Games http://www.education.com/activity/fourth-grade/reading/