What Your Fourth Grader Needs to KnowBy: E. D. Jr Hirsch , Dawn Marie Daniels
eBook Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Random House Publishing Group
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Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.
B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Title of eBook: What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know|
|Release Date: 09-22-2010|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know
This chapter presents poems, stories, brief discussions of grammar and writing, and explanations of common sayings and phrases.
The best way to bring children into the spirit of poetry is to read it aloud to them and encourage them to speak it aloud so that they can experience the music in the words. Until children take pleasure in the sound of poetry, there is little reason to analyze it technically.
Most of the stories in this book are either excerpts from longer works or abridged versions of those works. If a child enjoys a particular story, he or she should be encouraged to read a longer version. Several of the novels excerpted here are available in child-friendly versions as part of the Core Knowledge Foundation’s Core Classics series, available on the Foundation’s Web site (www.coreknowledge.org).
Parents and teachers can help draw children into stories by asking questions about them. For example, you might ask, “What do you think is going to happen next?” “Why did one of the characters act as he did?” “What might have happened if . . . ?” You might also ask the child to retell the story. Don’t be bothered if children change events or characters: that is in the best tradition of storytelling and explains why there are so many versions of traditional stories.
You can also encourage children to write and illustrate their own stories. Some children may be interested in beginning to keep a journal or writing letters to friends or relatives — these are both fine ways for children to cultivate their writing skills. Another way to build vocabulary and foster language