Fourth Grade Syllabus

    Welcome to Fourth Grade: We are looking forward to a great year with your child. The following contains standards and long-range plans for the year.  We have also included some information you might find helpful during the year.

    Progress Reports and Report Cards are sent home at the halfway mark and end of each nine weeks. Progress reports need to be signed and returned as soon as possible.

    Parent Conferences are held on Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Please call to set up an appointment.

    Grading Scale: A; 90-100 B: 80-89      C: 70-79      D: 60-69      F: 59 and below

    Attendance Policy: Robinson Elementary follows the attendance policies mandated by the Birmingham City School District. Students are dismissed to homeroom at 7:45. We start our day at 8:00. If a student has an excused absence, he/she has 5 days to make up the missed work.

    Homework Policy: Homework is assigned daily. Homework is given as enrichment and review of skills learned in class.  Your child is required to write homework assignments in the homework agenda. Please make sure your child is completing his/her homework. Please sign the agenda to signify you have read it. You will be notified if your child not doing his/her homework.

    Behavior: Robinson Elementary follows the behavior policies mandated by the Birmingham City School District’s Student Code of Conduct book.

    Supplies: Please make sure your students come prepared to school with the necessary materials to ensure maximum academic progress.


    Contact the Fourth Grade Team – 205-231-5555

    Ms. Steele – nsteele@bhm.k12.al.us

    Ms. Taylor – ctaylor4@bhm.k12.al.us

    Mrs. Tucker – cgreen4@bhm.k12.al.us


    Pacing Guide for Fourth Grade Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum

    First Quarter

    • Identifying story elements and themes, using phonics and word analysis


    Second Quarter

    • Reading Informational text, identifying main ideas and details, finding problems and solutions, cause and effect, sequencing


    Third Quarter

    • Comparing/Contrasting, Tackling complex text, further practice with story elements; characters, plot, and setting, more complex themes and ideas, determining point of view


    Fourth Quarter

    • Identifying text features and purpose, more practice with text structures, including problem/solution, compare/contrast, cause/effect, question/answer, and sequential events



    First Quarter

    • Narrative Writing, Poetry


    Second Quarter

    • Opinion Writing/Persuasive Piece, Poetry


    Third Quarter

    • Informational Writing/Research, Poetry


    Fourth Quarter

    • Opinion Writing/Research, Poetry


    Pacing Guide for Fourth Grade Mathematics Curriculum


    First Quarter

    • Applying Value Concepts in Addition and Subtraction
    • Exploring Factors and Multiples
    • Using Multiplication and Division Strategies


    Second Quarter

    • Composing and Decomposing Fractions for Addition and Subtraction
    • Recognition and Analyzing of 2-D Shapes
    • Understanding Fraction Equivalency and Comparisons


    Third Quarter

    • Angle Measurement
    • Solving Problems Using Multiplicative Comparisons
    • Solving Measurement Problems Using Operations


    Fourth Quarter

    • Solving Addition and Subtraction Problems with Fractions
    • Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
    • Comparing Decimals and Fractions
    • Problem Solving with Whole Numbers


    Pacing Guide for Fourth Grade Science Curriculum

    First Quarter

    • Characteristics and Growth of Organisms
    • Flowering plants, Non-flowering plants, Seeds, Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Senses, Inherited Behaviors, Acquired Behaviors, Adaptations


    Second Quarter

    • Science and Engineering Practices
    • Scientific process skills, communication, measurement, quantitative and qualitative data, predicting, drawing conclusions, observation, and making models


    Third Quarter

    • Forms of Energy/Waves
    • Properties of Light, Reflection, Refraction, Absorption, Transparent, Translucent and Opaque Materials, Sound, Pitch, Volume, Amplitude, Wavelength, Reflection, Patterns


    Fourth Quarter

    • Earth’s Systems
    • Rocks, Weathering, Erosion, Landforms, Topography Soil, Fossils, Sedimentary, Metamorphic, Water Cycle, Precipitation, Evaporation, Condensation, Planets, Space


    Pacing Guide for Fourth Grade Social Studies Curriculum

    First Quarter

    • The First Alabamans
    • Discovering Alabama


    Second Quarter

    • Alabama: Territory and State
    • The Cotton Kingdom
    • South and the North


    Third Quarter

    • Rebuilding Alabama
    • Charting a New Course
    • Change Comes to Alabama


    Fourth Quarter

    • Challenges and Changes: Alabama After 1960
    • Alabama Government
    • Alabama: A Twenty-first Century Update, Our Culture, and Our People







    Be a positive role model. Treat others the way you want to be treated

    Walk in a straight and quiet line.

    • Wait your turn.

    Speak and listen kindly to others. Follow directions. Keep hands/feet/objects to yourself. Clean up after yourself.

    Remember others personal space. Social distance from the person behind you and in front of you.

    Use the restroom quickly. No playing or talking while using the restroom.

    Be respectful of others privacy.

    Participate in learning. Complete all class and homework assignments.

    Keep your hands on your side, behind your back, or in your pocket.

    Flush after every use.

    Be prepared at the start of the lesson. Have the necessary supplies for each class.

    Do not lend against or touch the walls. Do not touch or destroy bulletin boards. Do not write on the walls.

    Do not carry pencils, pens, or markers into the restroom. Do not write on the walls.

    Ask for help when needed. Try your best.

    Keep up with your class.

    Please do not put objects other than tissue into the toilet.

    Keep your distance from others. Wear your mask over your mouth and nose.

    Walk safely, no skipping or running. Walk up or down on the appropriate side of the hallway.

    Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly. Clean up after yourself. Discard used paper towels in the wastebasket.