Everything your 4th Grader Needs to KnowBook - 2004
* Promoting literacy-reading, writing, listening, and speaking
* Math-number patterns, problem solving, and other math-related concepts
* Science-life, earth, and physical sciences
* Social Studies-history, geography, economics, and culture
Each section outlines subject matter to be covered, augmented with planning and implementation strategies for parents and teachers. Advice includes ways to explain difficult concepts to children, suggestions for interactive learning in music and art, activities to promote hands-on learning experiences, and more. Sections titled In Your Community describe ways to integrate local cultural affairs, business activities, environmental concerns, and government functions with a child's education. Though written primarily for parents, this book will appeal to grade four teachers looking for new ideas and methods. It features maps, photos, and illustrations, many in color.