Fourth Grade Reading

Focus Skill:Author’s Purpose

Objective: to determine to read and understand a realistic fiction selection, to compare realistic fiction with poetry

Activity: To access prior knowledge on author’s viewpoint, we reviewed  using a handout that explained once again exactly what the author’s purpose and perspective can mean in understanding a selection.  We found that although the purpose for writing a book review is to inform, the perspective or the way the author feels about the topic, might change depending on whether the author liked or disliked the book. To practice and apply this skill, we completed a handout/worksheet on determining author’s purpose by reading short paragraphs that either informed, entertained or persuaded us.

Standard Pass Objectives:Standard 4. 2. a.b.c.d.


Objective: To teach vocabulary strategies for unknown words

Activity: Students read from a vocabulary in context handout that helped us understand how to sometimes figure out the meaning y looking at prefixes, suffixes and root words. We also looked up our vocabulary words for this reading selection, using our glossaries and competed a worksheet that dealt with synonyms and using the vocabulary words in sentences.

Standard Pass Objective: Standard 1:

Listening Comprehension

Objective: To gain information by listening to a reading selection to develop oral communication

Activity:Students listened to “Blue Willow” on tape to and to our Read-Aloud “School” to draw conclusions, make judgements and compare and contrast literature.

Standard Pass Objectives: Standard 3: 1.a.b.c. 2. a.b.c.d 3. a.b.c. 4. a.b.c.d.