Here’s a closer look at some of the learning challenges kids with learning and attention issues may face during fourth grade. They may also read text-heavy websites and online materials.
In the early years of elementary school, there’s a lot of effort devoted to teaching kids to read, using picture books, chapter books, and lots of in-class instruction. Classwork and homework both require kids to be adept readers.
Amanda Morin worked as a classroom teacher and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years.
She is the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.
They may need support in learning how to break a writing project into chunks.
If your child struggles with written expression, essays and book reports may pose a challenge, too. In earlier grades, kids learn number sense and basic math skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In fourth grade, math instruction includes more abstract concepts.
For example, kids begin working with decimals (1.5 0.5) and working on long division (650 divided by 13).
These changes can create challenges for kids with learning and attention issues.
That’s especially true if they struggled to learn certain skills in third grade.