Welcome to the Year 4 Language Arts page! This is where you can find resources and tips to help your child with reading and writing at home.
One of our new reading resources this year is RAZ Plus. This is an online library containing thousands of texts for all reading levels. All students will be given their login details and learn to use the site with their teachers. Parents can assist with reading practice at home by encouraging their children to log in regularly, and use some of the website's special features, such as the recording option, allowing teachers to hear how children are reading at home. Your child can access the program here: https://www.raz-kids.com/
Other reading websites which can be used for additional practice include:
- Storynory: http://www.storynory.com
- Read To Me: http://www.readtomeintl.org/resources/
- Starfall: http://www.starfall.com
- ABCYa: http://www.abcya.com
- Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
For practice in writing, here are a variety of websites for students to practice spellings, grammar and punctuation:
- Reading/Writing/Spelling Practise/ Grammar: http://interactivesites.weebly.com/language-arts.html
- Reading/Writing/Spelling Practise: http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html
- Reading/Writing/Spelling Practise: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
- Reading/Writing/Spelling Practise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/
While we love to hear when our students have been reading independently at home, it is also extremely beneficial that children read with their parents. We encourage you to discuss the books with your children and ask their opinions about what they have read. Talk about which characters were your child's favourite and why. This is a great way to help improve your child's reading comprehension while also making reading fun! Additional interesting questions to ask when reading with your child will be posted here shortly.
Reading Comprehension Questions
Here are a number of great questions to ask your child when reading with him/her at home. These questions prompt your child to think more deeply about the text and help improve his/her understanding.