What Will My Student Learn?
Language Arts for your fourth grader focuses on reinforcement of key principles in grammar that they were introduced to last year. This year they will have many practice opportunities with grammar and grow in their confidence in their creative writing. The writing assignments are challenging and often have an element of fun, so students are sure to be motivated.
Fourth Grade Language Arts Student Books A-D introduce nouns of all types, action, helping, being and linking verbs, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, forming singular and plural, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, possessives, contractions, and other grammar concepts. In addition, your student will learn the mechanics of grammar with punctuation marks of all types, capitalization, prefixes, suffixes, misused words and more. There are ample practice exercises and review sections to reinforce what the student has learned. An answer key makes grading and feedback easy for you. A fun aspect to this program is that most exercises are designed to help solve a several-week mystery along with Cliff Hanger, the kid detective who leads them along the way.
Creative Writing offers weekly ideas that give your child a creative outlet for their imagination and encourage them to express their thoughts in a written form. These ideas are in the LA Student Workbooks. Your child will work on understanding characters, planning what they want to write, finding their own mistakes, and using punctuation, capitalization, paragraphs, and more!
Spellwell Book C & CC together provide a year’s worth of spelling lessons. The activities presented in these books are some of the most interesting ever, and really help your student master their weekly spelling list. A Reason for Handwriting provides instruction in cursive writing that will help your student learn cursive forms without confusion. The pages your student will use are colorful and have kid-friendly illustrations to help them continue their handwriting instruction.
What about Additional Spelling Practice? Be sure to see the pages enclosed in this guide entitled, “Spelling Activities.” These pages offer over 40 different activities that will help your student to gain profi ciency in mastering their weekly spelling list, while still being fun and interesting. You can use these throughout the year if you fi nd your child needs additional practice opportunities.
What Resources Are Schedule?
- LA 4 Guide
- LA 4 Workbook Set (A, B, C, D)
- Spellwell C, Cc and Answer Key
- A Reason for Handwriting Book D
- Reading Schedule for Suggested Chapter Books and Literature