Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade

Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade

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Fourth grade is a momentous year for literacy learning. Having left the primary grades behind, students must grapple with more demanding texts and content material--and effective, motivating instruction can help them succeed. This book helps teachers vanquish the dreaded qfourth-grade slumpq by creating an energized and organized learning environment in which all students can improve their reading and writing strategies. Taking readers into the classroom of an exemplary fourth-grade teacher, the book includes useful assessment tools, differentiation techniques, mini lessons, unit plans, reproducibles, and examples of student work. Special attention is given to meeting the challenges of high-stakes testing without sacrificing instructional quality.Oral Reading Samples Because the act of reading is a process, it is important to know how students process text to derive ... There are several ways to record studentsa#39; oral reading in order to measure fluent processing and comprehension. Informal Reading Inventories and Leveled Texts An informal reading inventory provides samples of texts (fiction and nonfiction) in increasing difficulty or grade levels.

Title:Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade
Author:Denise Johnson
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013-10-21


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