Mrs. Maertens

Grade 4 Level III Reading Enrichment

Assignments/Upcoming Tests

Please see PowerSchool for assignments and due dates.

Level III Reading Enrichment Class Sheets

Level 3 Class Materials 2021-2022

2021-22 Level III Enrichment Parent-Guardian Permission Form

Level III Reading Class Details

  • Class will meet M-T-Th-F from 12:45-1:30pm and W from 1:45-2:20pm in the K-5 Enrichment Classroom, Room 402.
  • Reading units are aligned with grade-level reading targets (I can statements).

Minimum “B” Grade Requirement

  • Every student needs to maintain a minimum of a “B” grade in order to remain in Level III Reading Enrichment.
  • The rationales for this requirement is to best match a student’s reading learning need with the learning, and the acknowledgement that students’ learning needs may change over time.
  • Students on-going participation in Level III Enrichment will be evaluated annually in order to create the best learning fit.

Framework

  • Identify and build on individual student learning strengths and smart ways of learning.
  • Set individual student learning S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Cultivate a “growth mindset” (Dweck, 2006)
  • Differentiate instruction by instructional processes, by student learning styles and interests, and by student products
  • Integration of the 4Cs: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creative thinking
  • Independent Book Choice books with the goal to grow in reading!
  • Integration of technology for the purpose of learning and digital citizenship

Parent-Teacher Communication

  • Email Mrs. Maertens with any questions or concerns you may have. My email address is: lmaertens@fscsmn.org

How To Support Your Child For Success In  Level III Reading Enrichment

  • Check in with your child daily to see if he or she has reading homework.
  • It helps to establish a predictable planner/homework check-in routine with your child.  It helps to have this check-in occur at the same time and in the same place.
  • Help your child stay organized by asking them how they want to organize their materials, and how you can support them with organization.  Gradually release this responsibility to them over time.
  • Celebrate homework successes!
  • Help students learn to pace themselves.  For example, have them study a few vocabulary words per night over a few nights.
  • Instill a Growth Mindset (Dweck, 2006).
  • Open communication: between school and home, between you and your child.
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