Reading and Writing With Understanding

Comprehension in Fourth and Fifth Grades

Sally Hampton and Lauren B. Resnick

Students in the upper elementary grades are ready for the rewards of reading and writing with increasing comprehension. But how can you prepare these 9- to 11-year-olds to meet—and beat—the challenges of increasingly complex texts? What do fourth and fifth graders need to grow as thoughtful readers and effective writers?

Here you'll find

  • Classroom ideas specially targeted for students at this critical stage of literacy development
  • Dozens of examples of student performances
  • Detailed commentaries on student work

Through this rich portrait of readers engaged in making meaning, you'll learn how to set expectations for learning and hone your teaching to help students succeed in your classroom—and beyond.

Part of the influential New Standards project, Reading and Writing With Understanding is informed by the best thinking of a committee of distinguished educators, several of whom offer white papers that describe their work.

© 2009 | 152 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-767-6

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