Mrs. Larson


Fourth Grade Reading

In fourth grade we study weekly fiction and nonfiction selections, focusing on one essential learning target each week, and constantly reviewing and reinforcing vocabulary and additional comprehension targets.

In addition, we supplement with one chapter book unit per trimester, and Readers Theater opportunities.

For the fall  literature circles, we use the following role sheets: Roles (all 6) for Shiloh.Sounder.


Reading Requirement

Students must read the following amount during their fourth grade year:

Trimester 1: TWO chapter books
Trimester 2: THREE chapter books
Trimester 3: THREE chapter books

These may be fiction or non-fiction chapter books.

This is approximately one book per month, with some class time provided.

Upon finishing the book, students may complete one of the following:

Book report form- variety of formats (paper copies available in the classroom):

Diorama and summary of an important scene

Book jacket with cover illustration summary, rating, etc. (paper supplied in the classroom)

Other options for sharing comprehension may be suggested by the student and approved by me.

*Each book is worth 10 points of the student’s trimester grade.