In fourth grade, students continue to develop an appreciation for reading by participating in the Accelerated Reader program. Students are assessed every nine weeks to determine their reading level and take AR tests for comprehension. The students continue to increase communication skills in large and small-group settings. Writing and reading skills support an increased emphasis on context-area learning and utilization of the resources of the media center, especially to locate and read primary sources of information. A significant percentage of reading material will relate to the study of mathematics, science, and history. Students use text organizers, summarize information, formulate questions, and draw conclusions to demonstrate reading comprehension. Students learn to plan, draft, revise, and edit writings.