Following up on our information morning I wanted to give a list of suitable titles and authors for fourth class. Reading is very important!
Even in fourth class the girls should be reading aloud to an adult and also should be read to by an adult. A great way to do this is sharing the reading.
Discuss the book with your daughter by making predictions, inferring what will happen next or analysing characters.
Roald Dahl J.K. Rowling Michael Murpurgo David Walliams
Marita Conlon-McKenna Enid Blyton
(Jacqueline Wilson has some fantastic books for this age group, but do be aware that she also writes for teens and some of her books are inappropriate for primary school).
Here are some excellent books that 4th class girls have recommended;
- Harry Potter series
- Billionaire Boy
- Percy Jackson series
- The Secret Garden
- Mallory Towers
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Wizards of Once
- The Nine Lives Triology
- Tom Gates
- Auggie and Me
- Black Beauty
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Heros of Olympus
- The Faraway Tree
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Be aware of your own daughter’s ability when helping her choose books. Read the blurb together and discuss the choice.
Summer stars have some great tips on how to choose a book with your child, engaging reluctant readers, reading development etc.
When children come across new words in different contexts they develop a stronger understanding and a more detailed vocabulary. Try using new vocabulary from the reading in daily conversations.
Every day we will uncover a new word. Our ‘Word of the Day’ will be given as homework where the girls will use it in their own sentence. Over time we will develop our word bank together.