• The Joy of Reading


    We have reviewed story elements -- setting, character, problem/solution, plot, theme -- and applied them to some mentor texts.
    We are reviewing and deepening our understanding of what great readers do while they read. So far, we've been predictingasking questions, and making connections while we read.
    We are using text evidence to support our understanding of story events.
    We are reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume to practice the skills we're building.
    Word work (vocabulary) instruction will be starting soon. Once it does, there will be a separate "Word Work" page of this site where you can find our current words and activties.
    Here are links to read-alouds of some of the stories we've used so far this year to help us learn about being terrific readers.
    We've also used texts that I've assigned students on Epic! This site is available to your student from 7am to 4pm on school days. I will send information about how you can get them free access to two more hours of Epic! per week, outside of those hours, soon.
    Even though we're not in school, you can still order books from Scholastic! You can get great books at great prices, and help our class earn points for free books and other classroom materials. I will email details monthly, but the links to the online flyers will always be here as well.
    When you order Scholastic books online, please use our class code (H2YQF) and choose "ship to home" to get your student's order sent right to you.
    * All students are encouraged to have a D.E.A.R. book at the ready at all times.  You never know when the opportunity to read could spring up!
    Fourth graders should to read their D.E.A.R. books during the school day when their assignments are done and on their own time. At this time, ARHD4 does not have a nightly reading log, but that could change in the future. Reading skills enable all other schoolwork to flourish. The more we read, the better we read.
    Here's a fun online game to help your exercise your inferencing skills.  Access your prior knowledge to help solve these riddles!
    Here's Biblionasium's "Notable Articles" section of links. Lots of great reads about reading!
    Biblionasium's "Book Lists" section of links. Looking for more recommendations? Look here!
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Last Modified on November 2, 2020