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Intermediate School
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Mrs. Kettelson
4th Grade - Oster-Oakview

Reading/Language Arts

ReadyGEN is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction for Grades K-6 classrooms. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Students read authentic literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts.

Visit Sheppard Software to play Language Arts games to work on grammar/reading skills.



Visit Spellingcity to play games and practice your spelling words. 



Visit Interactive Sites for Education to practice grammar/reading skills.


Writing Styles


 1.  Descriptive

 What is Descriptive Writing?

2.  Narrative

What is a Narrative Essay?

3.  Expository / Informational

What is an Expository Essay? 

4.  Persuasive

What is a Persuasive Essay?

Search Engines Approved by District

Search Engines Approved by District

AddThis Utility Frame
Kidtopia - a Google custom safe search engine and web directory for elementary age students
SweetSearch - A Search Engine for Students
RefSeek - Academic Search Engine
KidzSearch | Safe Search Engine for Kids
PARCC Materials

  • Click here to access the PARCC tutorial lesson.  This lesson will familiarize you with navigating the PARCC test.  It will show you how to use the tools available and how to go through the test with ease.
  • Click here to access the Language Arts practice tests. (Just click on 4th grade and there are 2 parts to choose from.)
  • Click here to go to the Math practice tests.
  • This website has some more great practice.  It also gives immediate feedback on if you answered each question correctly or not.  Click here to check it out.
IXL Language Arts

IXL Language Arts:  This site is fantastic for reviewing grammar skills! Your child's username and password will follow this format:
                                  username: 122firstnamelastname@nlsd
                                  password:  nlsd5digitcode