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4th Grade Reading 


4th Grade - Reading

By the end of the school year, students are expected to:

  • Read daily.
  • Read a variety of text including magazines, newspapers, recipes, charts, graphs, brochures, step-by-step instructions, nutrition labels, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and riddles.
  • Tell his/her reaction to narratives, biographies, and autobiographies.
  • Use reading as a major source of information.
  • Offer reasons for how the story makes you feel.
  • Use suffixes (ex: -ly, -er), prefixes (ex: pre-, tri-) and word parts to determine meanings of new words.
  • Use a variety of strategies when reading to unlock meaning of the text (ex: predicting, confirming, self-correcting, and sampling).
  • Change pace of reading according to the type of text read.
  • Make up questions about text while reading.
  • Tell in own words what a paragraph or passage is saying.
  • Use reference materials: thesaurus, encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and Internet to get information.
  • Use books and other materials to get information.
  • Talk about themes of stories as related to self and others.
  • Make assumptions and draw conclusions based on factual information and stories read.
  • Know the characteristics of narrative text, both personal and imaginative (make-believe).
  • Ask questions to determine point of view of text.
  • Organize information using graphic organizers or outline.
  • Talk about characters in text and determine possible motives.
  • Know that authors and illustrators have different voices and styles.
  • Follow written instructions