Fourth Grade Success: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn
September 2005, Jossey-Bass
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1. Getting the Most for Your Fourth Grader.
Getting the Most from Your School System.
Getting the Most from Your Homeschool Curriculum.
Using Supplemental Materials.
2. Fourth Grade Development.
Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.
Developmental Goals for Nine-Year-Olds.
Developmental Goals for Ten-Year-Olds.
3. Fourth Grade Learning.
4. The Standards.
Types of Learning Standards.
Learning Standards Resources.
5. Fourth Grade Reading.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Reading Checklist.
Selecting Reading Material.
The Mechanics of Reading.
End of Fourth Grade Reading Checklist.
6. Fourth Grade Writing.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Writing Checklist.
Grammar and Writing.
The Writing Process
End of Fourth Grade Writing Checklist.
7. Fourth Grade Math.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Math Checklist.
Number Sense and Patterns.
Geometry and Measurement.
Data Analysis and Probability.
End of Fourth Grade Math Checklist.
8. Fourth Grade Science.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Science Checklist.
Physical Science and Earth Science.
End of Fourth Grade Science Checklist.
9. Fourth Grade Social Studies.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Social Studies Checklist.
End of Fourth Grade Social Studies Checklist.
10. Teaching Your Fourth Grader Thinking Skills.
Beginning of Fourth Grade Thinking Skills Checklist.
End of Fourth Grade Thinking Skills Checklist.
Assessing Individual Student Abilities and Knowledge.
Measuring and Comparing School, School District, Statewide, and National Performance for Broad Public Accountability.
12. Fourth Grade Society.
Ten Going on Thirty.
The Green-Eyed Monster.
13. Moving On to Fifth Grade.
Ready to Go.
Appendix A: Literature for Fourth Graders.
Appendix B: Software for Fourth Graders.
Appendix C: Fourth Grade Topical Calendar.