Incoming 4th Grade

Dear Students,

          It has been a pleasure teaching and working with all of you. I enjoyed watching you grow and learn throughout the year. I know you will do an amazing job next year! As much as we want to forget about school in the summer, we can’t quite forget about our favorite summer reading! :) To help you be more prepared for next year, I have suggested a few book titles that you can try reading over the summer. They may be challenging at first, but I know you will get the hang of them. I can’t wait to hear all about your stories when you return next year , inshallah. Have a great summer everyone!

Book Titles For Incoming Fourth Graders

While reading the suggested books, please write  the following elements in the stories: 

  • Plot – the main events of the book
  • Characters –  people who are in the book. There are main characters, who are the center characters of the story and minor characters, who don’t appear often and have a smaller role.
  • Setting – where the story takes place. Keep in mind there can be multiple settings
  • Conflict – the issue the main characters are trying to resolve
  • Resolution – the solution to the problem


  • American Girl Series – Various Authors
  • Ivy and Bean Series – Annie Barrows
  • I CAN READ: Amelia Bedelia Series – Peggy Parish
  • A-Z Mysteries Series – Ron Roy
  • Clementine Series – Sara Pennypacker
  • Junie. B Jones – Barbara Park
  • Magic Tree House Series – Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Boxcar Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner

Read Biographies of famous people

  • Who Was? – Various authors ( The books are basic biographies of important people and were written by different authors)
  • An example from the “Who Was” series:
  • Helen Keller’s Teacher – Margaret Davidson
  • My Dream of Martin Luther King – Faith Ringgold