We will start the year reading Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing together. Ask your child how they would like to have a brother like Fudge. He is really something!
Each chapter includes an unbelievable "absolutely TRUE story" from Gooney Bird's life. This is a great novel to help readers become better storytellers.
In addition to the reading practice students have during class, fourth graders have AR time each day for about 30 minutes, so they will have time to read, take tests, and exchange their library books at school. We also encourage students to take their AR books home to read as well. AR test scores are not part of the students' report card grades, but successful participation in AR will be rewarded. Also, it's a great way for boys and girls to practice reading books on their reading level and to read about topics they enjoy.
During fourth grade, we will read many selections about North Carolina, including stories, plays, novels and informational text. Students will be asked to respond to what they read in a variety of ways.
At home, please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each night. We get better at the things we practice!