Parent Page: Reading
Want to help your child be a better reader?
• Continue reading to your child, even when they can read to themselves.
• Read in front of them - read a book, a magazine, the news, the sports pages, anything.
Knowing you like to read will help them want to read too!
• Take them to the library. Go often.
• Play Scrabble.
• Do crosswords together.
How do we teach Reading?
We read, read, read and then
read some more in Fourth Grade. We read independently, in school and at
home. We read in small groups and as a whole class. We read books,
magazines, newspapers, picture books and text books. We read for fun
and we read for information. Mrs. P. reads to us each day. We love to
In addition, we use the Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing Program as the basis for instruction. This program teaches specific strategies to help our students become more proficient, confident readers and writers.
The six essential strategies of reading are:
- Making Connections
- Asking Questions
- Determining Importance
- Making Inferences
Building reading fluency is key in creating good readers. Fluency is the ability to read text accurately and effortlessly at an appropriate rate and with meaningful phrasing and intonation. Strong fluency skills lead to strong comprehension. This is a focus of instruction throughout the year.
We read about the Integrated Thematic Unit that we are currently studying. We use a variety of texts, such as: Kids Discover, Cobblestone, America's Story, and novels to learn about our units.
& Sinker Answers from Student Reading
Page: 1. School Story by Andrew Clements 2. Magic Tree House - Christmas in Camelot
by Mary Pope Osborne 3. Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke 4. The True
Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Last Modified on 2/21/2013 2:15:06 PM