Even if your child is in 4th grade you can still read at home with him/her! Alternate reading pages or paragraphs aloud to each other! Borrow books on tape or CD from the library and have your child follow along, too!
Reading Strategy Objectives
Strategy #1: Detecting and Correcting Errors
Strategy #2: Problem Solving New Words
Strategy #3: Maintaining Fluency
Strategy #4: Comprehension Strategies
- Make Connections
- Ask Questions
- Close Reading
- PLUS SKILLS. . .
Strategy #5: Noticing Nonfiction Text Features
What Does A 4th Grader Look Like While Applying Strategies?
|Making Connections/Prior Knowledge||Explains how background knowledge enriches the interpretation of the text and begins to make connections beyond life experience and immediate text|
|Questioning||Uses questions to challenge the text related to the author’s purpose, theme, or point of view|
|Visualizing/Sensory Imagery||Creates and describes multi-sensory images that extend and enrich the text; and can explain how those images enhance comprehension|
|Determining Importance||Identifies at least one key concept, idea, or theme as important in overall text meaning and clearly explains why|
|Monitoring Comprehension||Uses more than one strategy to build meaning when comprehension breaks down; can articulate which strategies are most appropriate for a given text|
|Predicting/Inferring||Develops predictions, interpretations, and/or conclusions about the text that include connections between the text and the reader’s background knowledge or ideas and beliefs|
|Retelling/Summarizing/Synthesizing||Stops frequently to reflect on text meaning; relates to the story or genre in a personal way; can identify key themes; may articulate how this process has created new meaning upon completion of text, refers to characters by specific name, and uses vocabulary from text|
Page compiled by: Araujo, Judith E., M.Ed., CAGS. "Expectations By Grade Level." Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. N.p., 4 May 2012. Web
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