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Why I Can’t Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight!

Finding Just Right books for your child…Use this Scholastic link to enter your child’s reading level and interest level.  You will be given a list of books for your child, many of which are available for purchase through Scholastic and online book orders, or at the library.

                                

How to help your child with reading…check out this book, 7 Keys to Comprehension.  This book helps both teachers and parents understand comprehension, and gives you advice for how to help your reader (no matter their level)

                            

 Your Child and Reading Comprehension…A Minute-A-Day Commitment  

                                                                      

In 4th grade, we use the workshop approach to teaching reading and writing.  Learn more about workshop here

         Writing

  

Want to encourage your child to write?  Check out these websites to encourage your child to take risks with their writing and publish!

                                                

                                                      http://www.kidswrite4kids.com/

                                                            http://www.stonesoup.com/

                                                              http://www.tikatok.com/

                                                          http://www.kidsonthenet.com/

                                    

Blogs are a great way for kids to practice their writing skills in a real world experience.  Blogs offers students an opportunity to practice spelling, grammar, proper punctuation, and clearly communicating their message.  For more information on helping your child start a blog, download this PDF: Resources for Kids and Blogging

                    

This PDF, Because Writing Matters, gives parents ideas for helping your child with writing at home.

                            

Being able to write a compare/contrast essay is an important skill for fourth grade and beyond.  This link will take you to a great tutorial on writing a compare/contrast paper.

 

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Fun With Words!

These websites offer great fun with word clouds like the ones to the left.  Word clouds are fun for spelling, sight words, publishing, and visual thinking.  Use any of the links below for great word cloud applications.

    

ABCYa! Word Clouds

      

Wordle

                

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