Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
Lots of fourth graders plow through their reading without stopping to understand the finer points of character development. Sure, it's fun to be able to zip through a big text, but as an experienced adult reader, you know: the real joy of literature comes when you can slow down, take it apart, and savor all the pieces. Here's an activity that will help your child dig into a text and see how the words can come alive. It's a great way to understand character and practice oral reading skills. And if your child is struggling at all with understanding the story, this is an ideal way to help.