Reading in O11
Our ELA (English Language Arts) block will focus on the Common Core Standards for Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening in 4th grade. We will be reading a variety of novels this year in class to use as vehicles to teach essential skills and concepts. One of the shifts of CCSS is to provide students with more opportunities to work with nonfiction text. Throughout our novel studies, we will integrate nonfiction articles that connect to the novels. The students will be learning techniques and skills to help them understand how to read a nonfiction article. Students will also be engaged in writing activities, mini-lessons using picture books and video clips, and collaborating with other fourth graders in the building and other schools!
Accelerated Reader, also known as AR, is a independent reading program at Wilbur. Students choose books on their determined reading level, read them, and then take a corresponding quiz on the computer. Through AR, students are able to increase their fluency and comprehension skills. The individual reading levels are developed by the STAR test taken in the beginning of the school year. With their personal AR level in mind, students are then able to access appropriate books in the classroom library. All Students are expected to reach 100% of their goal each Marking Period as well as an 85% comprehension goal. Students who reach their goals will be invited to a special class celebration at the end of each marking period.