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This course is designed for students who have completed third-grade language arts. Students will strengthen their reading comprehension and fluency while enjoying a captivating novel. Vocabulary and grammar skills will be enhanced while exploring the six traits of writing and utilizing a writer's workshop. Students will explore various types of writing from the Collins Writing Program, a school-wide initiative across the curriculum. Informational text reading strategies will be introduced. Students will dive into research topics with visits to the touch tank and the computer lab. In addition to reading and writing, this interactive class will cultivate organization and study skills which are paramount for success in fourth grade.