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Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the ways a child learns a language. Our expert, grade 4 English tutors build around the three essential interrelated strands of English Curriculum – Language, Literature and Literacy.
At eTutorWorld, customized tutoring sessions help your child systematically learn the language which is essential not only for everyday communication but also in learning other subjects.

Certified Online English Tutors for 4th Graders:

With our 4th grade English tutoring, your child will learn about:

Oral Language

  1. Providing details and examples to enhance meaning
  2. Summarizing and synthesizing
  3. Comparing and analyzing ideas
  4. Expressing ideas clearly and fluently

Reading and Viewing

  1. Choosing texts and defending text choices
  2. Making inferences and drawing conclusions during reading
  3. Reading strategically, depending on purpose
  4. Reading texts of different forms and genres

Writing and Representing

  1. Writing in a variety of genres
  2. Writing to express and extend thinking
  3. Using criteria to revise and edit writing
  4. Using conventional grammar, spelling and punctuation

Here’s a brief summary of fundamental concepts included in our 4th grade English tutoring program.

Conventions of Standard English: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.A-G
– Reflexive pronouns
– Progressive tenses
– Modals
– Order of Adjectives
– Prepositional phrases
– Complete sentences
– Homophones
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.A – D -Capitalization
-Commas and quotations
-Compound sentences
Knowledge of Language: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.A
-Usage of language
-Usage of punctuation
-Formal and Informal language
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.A
-Context as clue
-Greek and Latin affixes
-Use of glossaries and dictionaries
-Metaphors and Similes
-Synonyms and Antonyms; Homographs
-Idioms and Proverbs
-Academic and domain specific words
Reading: Literature
Key ideas and details
– Predictions from a text
– Theme and summary of a text
– Characters and setting of a story
Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.4
– Words and meanings from a text
– Difference between poem, drama and prose
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7
– Text with audio and visual aids
– Compare and contrast similar themes
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.9 – Read and comprehend different genres of literature
Reading: Informational Text
Key ideas and details
– Details and examples of a text
– Summarize the text
– Use of information in a text
Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4
-Context to clues
-Structure of a text
-Compare and contrast two views on the same topic
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7
– Interpret information presented visually,orally or quantitatively
– Reasons and evidence to support specific points
– Integration of information from two texts on the same topic
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.10 Read and comprehend informational texts
Phonics and Word Recognition: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3 Decoding New words
Fluency: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4 A – C Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
Writing:Text types and Purposes CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1 A – D – Opinion writing
– Writing informative texts
– Writing narratives
Production and Distribution of Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2 A – E – Organized writing
– Editing
– Collaborative writing and keyboard skills
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3 A – E Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4
– Research projects
– Listing sources
– Setting, events and characters of a story
– Reasons and evidences
Range of Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7
Writing over long and short time frames
Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
– Collaborative discussions
– Rules and regulations
– Asking questions, commenting and answering
– Review the key ideas
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4
– Report a text with facts
– Adding recordings and visual displays
– Formal and informal language.


4th Grade Recommended English Reading list


S. No. Name of Book Author
1 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis
2 The Black Stallion Farley, Walter
3 The Secret Garden Burnett, Frances Hodgson
4 The Little Prince Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
5 Tuck Everlasting Babbitt, Natalie
6 Zlateh the Goat Singer, Isaac Bashevis
7 The Great Hamilton, Virginia. M. C. Higgins
8 The Birchbark House Erdrich, Louise
9 Not Buddy Curtis, Christopher Paul
10 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Lin, Grace



S. No. Name of Book Author
1 The Echoing Green Blake, William
2 The New Colossus Lazarus, Emma
3 Casey at the Bat Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
4 A Bird Came Down the Walk Dickinson, Emily
5 Fog Sandburg, Carl
6 Dust of Snow Frost, Robert
7 Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf Dahl, Roald
8 They Were My People Nichols, Grace
9 Words Free As Confetti Mora, Pat



S. No. Name of Book Author
1 The Amazing Story of the Red Planet Berger, Melvin. Discovering Mars
2 Let’s Investigate Marvelously Meaningful Maps Carlisle, Madelyn Wood
3 Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms Lauber, Patricia
4 The Kid’s Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It Otfinoski, Steve
5 Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Wulffson, Don
6 Good Pet, Bad Pet Schleichert, Elizabeth
7 Ancient Mound Builders Kavash, E. Barrie
8 About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks Koscielniak, Bruce
9 England the Land Banting, Erinn
10 England the Land Banting, Erinn
11 A History of US Hakim, Joy
12 My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World Ruurs, Margriet
13 Horses Simon, Seymour
14 Sy. Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Montgomery
15 Horses Simon, Seymour
16 We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Nelson, Kadir
17 Kenya’s Long Dry Season Cutler, Nellie Gonzalez
18 Seeing Eye to Eye Hall, Leslie
19 Telescopes Ronan, Colin A
20 Underground Railroad Buckmaster, Henrietta


Sample Performance Tasks for Stories and Poetry

Make connections between the visual presentation of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the text of the story to identify how the pictures of Alice reflect specific descriptions of her in the text. [RL.4.7]

• Explain the selfish behavior by Mary and make inferences regarding the impact of the cholera outbreak in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden by explicitly referring to details and examples from the text. [RL.4.1]

• Describe how the narrator’s point of view in Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion influences how events are described and how the reader perceives the character of Alexander Ramsay, Jr. [RL.5.6]

• Summarize the plot of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince and then reflect on the challenges facing the characters in the story while employing those and other details in the text to discuss the value of inquisitiveness and exploration as a theme of the story. [RL.5.2]

Read Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting and describe in-depth the idyllic setting of the story, drawing on specific details in the text, from the color of the sky to the sounds of the pond, to describe the scene. [RL.4.3]

• Compare and contrast coming-of-age stories by Christopher Paul Curtis (Bud, Not Buddy) and Louise Erdrich (The Birchbark House) by identifying similar themes and examining the stories’ approach to the topic of growing up. [RL.5.9]

• Refer to the structural elements (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” when analyzing the poem and contrasting the impact and differences of those elements to a prose summary of the poem. [RL.4.5]

• Determine the meaning of the metaphor of a cat in Carl Sandburg’s poem “Fog” and contrast that figurative language to the meaning of the simile in William Blake’s “The Echoing Green.” [RL.5.4]

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