About This Chapter
4th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response - Chapter Summary
These 4th-grade English lessons are designed to help young students improve their reading comprehension and response abilities. As your students work through these engaging and simple lessons, they'll review relevant and effective reading comprehension/response strategies, such as comparing and contrasting, drawing conclusions, paraphrasing and more. You're encouraged to assign your students the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam so you can be sure they've taken away the most important concepts from each lesson.
- Making predictions and inferences while reading
- Drawing evidence and conclusions from texts
- Visualization and clarification strategies
- Reading questions
- Sequences of events
- Comparing and contrasting
- Differentiating between opinion and fact
- Recognizing cause-and-effect relationships
- Identifying an author's purpose
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with their reading comprehension and response skills will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn useful reading comprehension and response strategies.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding reading comprehension and response concepts
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help understanding and responding to pieces of writing
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to improve their reading response and comprehension abilities
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the reading comprehension and response concepts your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce basic reading comprehension and response skills.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student has taken away important reading comprehension and response strategies by completing the 4th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response chapter exam.
1. Making Predictions while Reading: Lesson for Kids
While walking along and enjoying a huge bite of an ice cream cone, you suddenly trip over your toy! What will happen next? In this lesson, we'll look at some examples of how to make a prediction based on something that happened in a story or text.
2. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
3. Asking Questions Before, During & After Reading: Lesson for Kids
As you move from learning to read into reading to learn, you are going to have to make sure that you understand the meaning of the text. This lesson reviews how to ask questions before, during, and after reading.
4. Clarifying While Reading: Lesson for Kids
There are countless words, sentences, and stories waiting to be read. But sometimes, you may not understand what you are reading and need help figuring it out. This lesson will teach you a few things you can do to understand meaning while reading.
5. Making Inferences: Lesson for Kids
When you make an inference, you use clues provided within a text or picture, along with knowledge that you already have, to figure out information that has not been given to you. In this lesson, you will learn how to find this hidden information and use it to make inferences.
6. Drawing Conclusions While Reading: Lesson for Kids
When you read certain text, all the information you need to understand what you are reading is found directly in the words on the page. Other times, you have to think about what you have to read to fully understand it. In this lesson, you will learn how to draw conclusions while reading.
7. Drawing Evidence from Texts: Lesson for Kids
Drawing evidence from texts is important and useful in explaining your thinking. It tells your audience, 'Hey! I know what I'm talking about!' In this lesson you'll learn how to use textual evidence effectively.
8. How to Write a Summary: Lesson for Kids
Did you ever need to tell someone a story but didn't have the time to go through all the small details? If so, you were in need of a summary! In this lesson, we'll discuss summaries.
9. How to Paraphrase: Lesson for Kids
In the lesson, you will learn what it means to paraphrase information and why it is so important. You will also learn how to paraphrase information that is written or presented orally.
10. Compare & Contrast Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Would you pick pizza or mac and cheese for dinner? How would you choose which one to eat? I'll bet you'd use compare and contrast skills to help decide. In this lesson, you will examine how to compare and contrast and the tools available to help with this skill.
11. Sequence of Events: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you get to put events in order from first to last, kind of like putting a puzzle together. Let's take a look at some tips and examples for how to sequence events!
12. Difference Between Fact & Opinion: Lesson for Kids
Pizza is a type of food. Pizza is the best food. Although these two sentences are about the same topic, they are very different; one is fact and the other is opinion. In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between a fact and an opinion.
13. Identifying Cause-and-Effect Relationships: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify cause-and-effect relationships within a text. We'll take a close look at common words that are used to form these relationships and how they can help us better understand the text we are reading.
14. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
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Other chapters within the 4th Grade English course
- 4th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 4th Grade English: Literary Terms
- 4th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 4th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 4th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches
- 4th Grade English: Poetry
- 4th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 4th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 4th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 4th Grade English: Sentence Parts & Types
- 4th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 4th Grade English: Types of Writing
- 4th Grade English: Speaking & Listening