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How is my fourth grader doing in school? : what to expect and how to help
Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958-
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2000]

Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 1 assessment booklet.
General Note:
"A Fireside book."

"Becker & Mayer! books."

Accompanied by an envelope containing a teacher-approved assessment booklet.

Includes index.
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LB1571 4TH .J33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"As the parent of a fourth-grader, you may be asking yourself: " "How can I stop the battles over doing math homework?" "My child used to love to read. Now I have to force her to pick up a book. Help!" "What can I do to make sure my child is prepared for the pressures of middle school?" You may have breathed a sigh of relief when your child entered fourth grade, thinking that you no longer needed to coach your child in basic reading and math skills. But parental involvement is more important than ever for the fourth grader. Academics are getting tougher. Expectations are higher. Children who have glided through school up until now may run into unexpected difficulties. Don't worry. "How Is My Fourth Grader Doing in School?" will help you find out what your child knows, what your child needs to know, and how to work with your child to ensure success in school.

Table of Contents

Nancy Richard
Introductionp. 17
Developmental Overviewp. 19
Questions and Answers About Fourth Gradep. 26
How to Use This Bookp. 30
Parent Observation Pagesp. 34
Assessment Guidep. 52
Reading Exercisesp. 59
Reading Comprehensionp. 59
Vocabularyp. 84
Word Studyp. 89
Study Skillsp. 91
Struggling Readersp. 98
Writing Exercisesp. 101
Prewritingp. 103
Writingp. 105
Revisingp. 107
Editingp. 108
Grammar, Capitalization, and Punctuationp. 109
Spellingp. 111
Handwritingp. 114
Reading and Writing Enrichmentp. 116
Math Exercisesp. 120
Problem Solvingp. 120
Number Sensep. 135
Playing with Patternsp. 136
Estimatingp. 140
Understanding Place Valuep. 143
Exploring Numbers and Their Relationshipsp. 147
Multiplicationp. 151
Divisionp. 157
Fractionsp. 162
Decimalsp. 166
Geometryp. 169
Measurementp. 177
Statistics and Probabilityp. 181
Math Enrichmentp. 186
Working with Your Child's Teacherp. 192
Open Housep. 193
Parent Conferencesp. 193
Student Assessmentp. 197
Observing Your Child in the Classroomp. 201
Indexp. 203
Activitg Pagesp. 213
K-W-L Chartp. 215
Idea Webp. 216
Story Mapp. 217
Centimeter Square Paperp. 218
Product and Quotient Chartp. 219
Fraction Stripsp. 220
Pattern Blocks, Ruler, Protractorp. 221