In fourth grade, most students transition from “learning to read” to
“reading to learn”. Many students lose an interest in reading for fun,
and may prefer comic books and magazines over other types of
reading material. Silly and humorous poems, as well as books written
in free verse, help remind fourth graders that words can be fun. We
recommend that fourth graders start with 200 minutes the first month
and increase by 50 minutes each month.