Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math: 4th Grade

Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math: 4th Grade

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Have you ever wondered if your child was mastering select skills in school?  

This book offers a simple approach toward helping you oversee and evaluate your child’s educational development in three key areas: reading, writing, and mathematics. These three areas are the foundation for educational success at any grade level. 

The chapters in this book are:

Ch. 1: Fourth Grade

Ch. 2:  Fourth-Grade Math

Ch. 3: Fourth-Grade Mathematical Skills

Ch. 4: Mathematical Activities

Ch. 5: Reading and Writing in Fourth Grade

Ch. 6: Fourth-Grade Reading and Writing Skills

Ch. 7: Reading and Writing Activities

Ch. 8: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Ch. 9: Education Success Stories: Thurgood Marshall

Read an excerpt from this book below.

Your child came into school knowing little about how to read and write; little about addition and subtraction. Now, she is able to read complete books on her own, she can write in complete sentences, and she not only knows how to add and subtract, she can multiply as well. 

You can really see her independence as a learner begin to take shape. But now is not the time to let go of the reins; she still needs your support and guidance. You will really begin to see new information come to life for your child in this grade. Since she has much of the foundational skills needed for school, she will be exposed to many more new concepts and ideas. She will be asked to process new information and to understand the basic knowledge upon which many of our subjects are based.

For instance, in social studies she may start to learn more about how our country is structured. She may learn all of the fifty states and their capitals along with the idea of what a state is vs. a city. She may also be introduced to basic concepts in science like mass, density, and matter. 

More information and techniques will be taught to her about how to do a research paper. She may be given the basics about how to go to different sources for information. Information can be obtained from books, from the Internet, from magazines, etc. Many of the projects she will work on will be conducted to teach her  “how” to go about doing such research projects so that in later years she will have the skills needed to complete any project that is asked of her. 

She will develop additional skills in mathematics, including advancing with division, handling fractions and decimals, and multiplying numbers with multiple digits. The lessons she has learned in earlier grades will really pay off here.

This may also be the first time she will receive “letter” grades as a part of her report card and on tests and quizzes. This can be a little bit of a change for some children, but it gives them a clear understanding of where they stand relative to mastering the material, based on the teacher’s assessment. Remember, it is really important that you do not rely on grades alone to assess your child’s development. While grades can be an accurate assessment of your child’s understanding of a given subject as presented in a given class, they may not always be an accurate assessment of your child’s understanding of that subject overall. 

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Anticipate what your child might learn and become aware of fundamental skills he or she should develop now!

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