Students in the upper elementary grades are ready for the excitement and 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 in order 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 young 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.