4th Grade Books | Great Books to Read
Books for 4th Graders to Read
These fourth grade books are a compilation of books my son read during the 2010-2011 school year, and my daughters in the 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 school years. While my son liked reading Big Nate Books and Hardy Boys Books, my daughters liked reading Judy Blume books.
Fourth grade is an interesting year as it begins to mark a transition of my kids starting to read on their own. No longer, do we have to remind them the read, 4th graders begin to see reading as something to do for pleasure instead of something the school or mom and dad want them to do.
Reading is by far the best way for children to learn, in fact, the better reader you are, normally the better learner you are as you tend to understand the things around you quicker. Readers are better test takers, as they can quickly grasp the question being asked and therefore understand how to answer the question.
My son's favorite books in fourth grade - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books by Jeff Kinney
While in 4th grade, my son loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. In fact, to this day, he still likes reading the books as the new ones come out.
My daughter's favorite book in 4th book - Superfudge by Judy Blume
How many books do your kids read a month in 4th grade? - On average how many books do your kids read a month in fourth grade
Number of books 4th graders read per month
Recognize similarities and differences of varying styles
Fourth Grade Reading Skills and Strategies - Strategies to help 4th graders read
My school district provides a list of skills each fourth grader should learn as they progress through 4th grade.
- Use a combination of world analysis and vocabulary strategies to identify new words while reading
- Formulate questions to determine meaning based on plot, character, action, or setting
- Connect, clarify and extend ideas through classroom discussions and activities
- Demonstrate understanding of structure through the use of graphic organizers, outlining, and teacher modeling
- Be able to use inferences and interpretations based on text that was read.
- Compare the content and organization of various books
- Recognize similarities/differences of varying writing styles or points of view
- Use comprehension strategies to enhance understanding of books
- Using KWL charts, be able to apply personal background knowledge and experience to literary text
- Compare ideas from different books representing a variety of times and cultures
- Apply self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies continuously to clarify understanding during reading
- Interpret information from tables, maps, visual aids, and charts to enhance understanding
Books my children have read in fourth grade - Let us know what books your kids have read by clicking on the up arrows.
Here are some titles of books my kids have read while in 4th grade. You can click on the links to see a full description at Amazon. You can vote for your favorite book by clicking on the up arrow.
Encourage Reading in fourth graders through Games
As a fourth grader starts to learn more words and becomes independent on the books they are picking and reading. It becomes more difficult as a parent to encourage reading. One of the tricks is to play games with your fourth grader that use words.
Scrabble is a great game for good spellers, it helps the nine year old start to put letters together to form words.
Boggle is another great game.
Wheel of Fortune provides a game that allows kids to try to guess words while only seeing some of the letters in the word.
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