4th Grade Interactive Reading Notebook (aligned with Common Core)

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This resource is excellent and VERY cute!! I use it along with my reading program and put the pages in order according to the scope and sequence of my curriculum. Great resource.
I used this during student teaching and loved it so much! I can't wait to use it in my own classroom!


Interactive Notebooks serve many purposes in the classroom. The notebooks become an “anchor” for the standards taught, as well, as a reference that your students can use throughout the year. I have found that my students are SO proud of the finished product. They love seeing all of the reading skills they have learned in one place.

This notebook covers all of the 4th grade Reading Standards (including Literature, Informational, and Foundational Skills).

In this product you will find:
A cover for the notebook
An “I can statement” for each standard to glue at the top of the notebook page
Printables to create each page
Dividers for each Reading strands
Photos of each page of the notebook put together so you have an idea of how the materials can be used

Each student will need:
A composition notebook
Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils
Copies of the materials for each standard

You will find that I have included several of the same images on each page to reduce copying. Also, I have included both boy and girl images when the clipart option was available. You can either choose to provide both options for your students or just copy one or the other.

I hope that you find this instruction tool to be beneficial for your students. I feel confident that your students will love creating these as a way to reinforce the reading standards.

Skills included:
Make Inferences
Characters (traits and details to describe the character)
Allusions from Greek Mythology
Structural Elements of Poetry
Structural Elements of Drama
Structural Elements of Prose
Point of View (first and third)
Text Visuals (connections between text and visuals)
Compare/Contrast literature from different cultures
Comprehension Strategies: make connections and visualization

Informational Text:
Make Inferences
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Summarizing Nonfiction
Explain Events, Procedures, Ideas from Text
Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases
Text Structures (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, and description)
Primary/Secondary Sources
Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts
Text Features (charts, graphs, diagrams, and timelines)
Reason and Evidence to Support Claims
Combining Texts
Comprehension Strategies- determining importance and synthesizing

Foundational Skills:
Decoding Unfamiliar Words

Check out the preview for a closer look.

If you are interested in a notebook for the 4th grade Language Standards, I have that available as well. This resource is a nice complement to this Reading Notebook.
4th Grade Language Interactive Notebook

If you teach multiple grade levels, I would suggest just purchasing one grade level and make modifications as necessary. If you have already purchased a notebook and have switched grade levels, I would advise buyers to try to make modifications versus purchasing another grade level due to the commonalities in the notebooks and standards.

If you still have questions about my notebooks, please check my FAQs on my blog. I have addressed many questions you may have.
Answers to Questions About My Interactive Notebooks

Thanks for checking out my product!

Check out my notebooks for other grade levels:
2nd Grade Reading Interactive Notebook
3rd Grade Language Interactive Notebook
3rd Grade Reading Interactive Notebook
5th Grade Reading Interactive Notebook

Please email me at nicoleshelby@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA.
© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
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