• Fourth Grade

    1st Nine Weeks Syllabus



    Students will:

    • 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 (e.g., Herculean). 
    • 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. 
    • W4.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. 
    • 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.
    • RI4.7  Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. 


     Students will:

    • NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.


    Students will:

    • establish routines and procedures for Science
    • know the importance of science safety
    • learn how Scientists use Science tools
    • refer to charts to help their learning
    • become familiar with the scientific process skills: observing, communicating, measuring, classifying, inferring, defining operationally, predicting, making models, investigating
    • understand that we use science process skills in our everyday world inside and outside of school
    • record Science data and thinking through writing
    • draw and label observations as a way to record and process information.

    Social Studies

    Students will:

    • Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.
    • Determine the impact of population growth on cities, major road systems, demographics, natural resources, and the natural environment of Alabama during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

    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.