Have a question? We are here to help you. Click here to contact us.

Merit Question and Answer
Help: Grade 4 Reading Comprehension and Writing


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: Elementary School

Competency: At Level

I am a resource room teacher and I teach math and ELA. I have 4th graders who are in need of comprehension skills and writing with main idea and details. The writing piece also includes organization and writing with a clear beginning middle and end. I have used different organizers, cut outs with matching main ideas to details, but I feel like I’ve hit a stop and don’t know what to do next. Any ideas for some creative lessons for comprehension and writing? Thanks!



Merit’s reading comprehension and writing activities have helped many elementary resource room teachers help their students. Starter Paragraph Punch and Reading Skill Builder are two programs that have been particularly helpful.

Starter Paragraph Punch guides students step-by-step through pre-writing, organizing, editing, and publishing. Built-in prompts aid students while they write.

Reading Skill Builder finds gaps and provides instruction in specific reading skills that helps develop adept, capable readers. Concepts covered include – vocabulary, sequence, fact-opinion, factual recall, inference, and author’s purpose.

Both programs are 100% web-based and very easy to use and maintain.

Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

Did this Question and Answer item help?
Click here to ask your own question.

Important Disclaimer:
Answers and comments provided are general information and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, or other professional advice.