Inspiring the Transition to “Independent Reader”

The 4th grade is a big transition year as your young reader moves from learning to read ... to reading for comprehension. It’s natural to want to help your child succeed, and Sylvan is a great place to turn for reading help.

With your child’s personal assessment and learning plan as a guide, our 4th grade reading tutors ensure your child learns the reading skills he or she needs, while encouraging independence, confidence and self-motivation. We focus on reading comprehension, fluency (reading out loud), phonics and vocabulary — skills that will accelerate your child’s learning for years to come.

 

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Reading Comprehension

With 4th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Identify the main concept and supporting details of a text
  • Determine what will happen next in a reading selection
  • Relate experiences in a text with real-life experiences and events
  • Ask meaningful questions in order to understand text
  • Answer questions about a text after reading it
  • And much more based on your child's unique reading needs ...

Explore Reading Comprehension through the grades.

Fluency

With 4th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Read grade-level texts with accuracy and aloud at a natural pace
  • Understand how punctuation impacts fluency

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Phonics

With 4th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Identify letters of the alphabet
  • Easily read and decode words with more than one syllable, including the sounds represented by consonants and vowels, consonant blends and digraphs (for example, block, crumb, strand, chin), vowel digraphs and diphthongs (for example, join, mouse, bee, tea) and r-controlled vowels (i.e., car, bear, pier)
  • Break a word down into syllables, or use syllabication
  • Recognize suffixes and inflectional endings (for example, books, started, singing, gladly)
  • Identify compound words

Explore Phonics through the grades.

Vocabulary

With 4th grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Determine the meaning of a word based on its use
  • Sort familiar words into categories based on their meaning (for example, colors, shapes, etc.)
  • Recognize base words and their inflections (for example, cook, cooks, cooked, cooking)
  • Identify the words that make up a contraction
  • Understand compound words
  • Identify common synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Use knowledge of the root of a word to determine its meaning

Explore Vocabulary through the grades.

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