• Fourth Grade

    2nd 9 weeks Syllabus

    Students will be able to:


    · RL4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text

    · RL4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

    · RL4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

    · RL4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology

    · RL4.9 Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

    · L4.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

    · L4.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    · RI4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    · RI4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

    · RI4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

    · RI4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a Grade 4 topic or subject area.

    · RI4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

    · RI4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text

    · W4.2 Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


    · 4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. iReady Math Lessons 4 – 5.

    · 4.OA.A.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. 4.OA.A.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison. iReady Math Lessons 6-7

    · 4.OA.B.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of it’s factors, Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite. iReady Math Lessons 8-9

    · 4.OA.A.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. iReady Math Lessons 10

    · 4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. iReady Math Lessons 11-12.


    · Use evidence to explain the relationship of the speed of an object to the energy of that object.

    · Plan and carry out investigations that explain transference of energy from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

    · Investigate to determine changes in energy resulting from increases or decreases in speed that occur when objects collide.

    · Design, construct, and test a device that changes energy from one form to another (e.g., electric circuits converting electrical energy into motion, light, or sound energy; a passive solar heater converting light energy into heat energy).

    · Compile information to describe how the use of energy derived from natural renewable and nonrenewable resources affects the environment (e.g., constructing dams to harness energy from water, a renewable resource, while causing a loss of animal habitats; burning of fossil fuels, a nonrenewable resource, while causing an increase in air pollution; installing solar panels to harness energy from the sun, a renewable resource, while requiring specialized materials that necessitate mining).

    Social Studies

    · Relate reasons for European exploration and settlement in Alabama to the impact of European explorers on trade, health, and land expansion in Alabama.

    · Explain reasons for conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in Alabama from 1519 to 1840, including differing beliefs regarding land ownership, religion, and culture.

    · Explain the social, political, and economic impact of the War of 1812, including battles and significant leaders of the Creek War, on Alabama.

    Information for Remote Learning

    All students will remain at home to engage in teaching and learning, using electronic devices and learning materials online. Students will be taught through live instruction by BCS teachers and will utilize the district’s online learning resources to enhance their academic growth.

    Students will be completing their work in Schoology. They will also participate in Zoom meetings with their teacher and classmates (video log-ins) through the school’s Clever Login. This will minimize password log-ins, and be a direct link to all courses and information from the teacher.  This means that lessons are created on the computer for them and they will need to log on to access. Students have their own unique log-in codes. Please help your child log in, and become familiar with this process to aid in student success.

    Students will also have a paper packet to work on skills independently. Completed assignments will be emailed to your child’s teacher.

    Mrs. Brown: ddial@bhm.k12.al.us  

    Ms. Harris: bharris5@bhm.k12.al.us

    Mrs. Pritchett: cpritchett@bhm.k12.al.us

    Grading Policy

    We will use a standard points system (A = 90 -100%, B = 80 - 89%, C = 70 - 79%, D = 60 - 69%, F = 0 - 59%). Mandatory progress reports for all students will be issued midpoint in each nine-week period. Grades accumulate over an entire grading period. The break down of the grade is:

    Assessments 50%

    Classwork 40%

    Homework 10%


    Alabama State Law 16-28-3, Code of Alabama, 1975 requires all children between the ages of seven (7) and seventeen (17) to attend school regularly. Alabama State law states that each child who enrolls in a public school, whether or not the child is required by law to enroll, is subject to the school attendance and truancy laws of the state. Therefore, please make sure that your student is on time for class Zoom meetings. If this is a problem, please contact your child’s teacher immediately.

    Behavior Plan/Rules and Expectations

    Good behavior is an important classroom necessity. However, if a student decides to disrupt the learning process, the following steps are in place: Minor Disruptions in class- Signing Discipline Log, Student/Teacher conferences, Communication home to parent, In Class detentions. Major Disruptions in class- Parent Calls/Conferences, Suspensions, Class III.