Welcome, everyone! I'll be teaching ELA (English/Language Arts) and Reading this coming school year, so here's a brief overview:
ELA combines all the domains of writing (persuasive, narrative, and informational) with a greater emphasis on structure, detail, and conventions. Conventions include parts of speech, sentence structure and types, punctuation and capitalization rules as well as accurate spelling. Hint - NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE FOURTH GRADE SKILLS! Isn't it great to know that you have already learned most of this?!
I hope you LOVE to read! But even if you don't, I'll have 180 days to change your mind! We will be reading everything you can imagine in fourth grade, starting with some international folk tales that have a very timely message. If you are looking for some suggestions for summer reading, check the link up in the top right-hand corner of my page.
If you watch a movie this summer, see if it started out as a book. Compare and contrast them. Get in shape for August! I'll see you then!