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ERIC Number: ED501482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 175
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5938-5752-3
Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade
Johnson, Denise
Guilford Publications
Fourth grade is an important year for literacy learning. Having left the primary grades behind, students must grapple with more demanding texts and content material. Effective, motivating instruction can help them succeed. This book helps teachers create 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 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. Eight chapters include: (1) What Is the Fourth-Grade Child Like?; (2) Knowing What to Teach in Fourth Grade; (3) Setting Up the Classroom Environment for Literacy Learning; (4) Getting to Know Your Students; (5) Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners; (6) A Week in a Fourth-Grade Classroom; (7) Developing Home-School Partnerships That Help Children Learn; and (8) Resources and More.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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