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