Interactive Guide Grade 4

8 Fourth Grade Core Subjects : : Literature & Reading Comp. ( The Treasure Trove of Literature, Level 1)

elements (setting, characters, plot, and theme) and will study figures of speech such as alliteration, simile, and personification. The student will also explore how authors use nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech in their writing. Literary Elements: Characters Once a week, the student will add information about the main characters to character pages in the Notebook. This encourages the student to think critically about a character’s actions, thoughts, and words to determine his personality traits. This is an essential literary skill, because good authors usually allow the figures in their stories to reveal their characters through what they say and do. A guide to characters is provided for the parent’s reference. Discussion Questions The Discussion Questions provided in every fifth lesson go beyond recall and comprehension and require the student to think critically and interpretively. They also prompt the student to make connections and apply concepts to his own life. A parent's guide to discussion questions is provided. Character Quality of the Week This weekly section focuses on a virtuous character trait exemplified in the reading and explores what the Bible says about the character trait, how the saints practiced it, and how the student can practice the trait in his own life.  Games, Projects, and Activities A wide variety of optional activities—including games, crafts, art activities, and research projects—are suggested each week. The hands-on activities expand on what was read and are meant to bring the book to life for the student through memorable experiences.

Vocabulary Vocabulary words and definitions are provided for each reading assignment. The definitions are provided in the context of the story so the student will have a better idea of the word’s meaning. Reading Review Questions The Reading Review Questions, found in the Notebook, will help the student recall what he has read and will also ensure that he has comprehended the reading. Some interpretive and critical thinking questions are also asked. Visualizing What You Have Read After every reading assignment, the student will draw an illustration in the Notebook. This requires the student to picture in his mind what he has read. These illustrations are not about creating fine art, but about helping the student to visualize and remember what he has read. Literary Devices/Elements Several times per week, the student will learn about Literary Devices and Literary Elements. In these sections, the student will explore the literary craft the author has used to write the book. Over the course of the five books, the student will learn about the four literary

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