2012-2013. Welcome to 4 th Grade. Student Assignment Planner. Students will need a planner that can be purchased from the school. The cost is $4.48. The planner is where students will write down assigned homework and test dates.
Students will spend time each day reading, discussing, and responding to text. Students will also receive direct writing and grammar instruction each day. Students’ responses to text, their writing, and grammar handouts will be periodically graded at the teacher’s discretion.
Students are required to read 20 minutes every night and respond to that reading on their Weekly Reading Record. Weekly Reading Records must be turned in every Monday. Students will also be required to complete one book project per nine weeks.
Tests will be given on all Reading Street stories we cover. Students must also take two AR tests for each nine week period. At least one of these tests must correspond to a nonfiction text. Students will also be tested on grammar skills. Students will use SpellingCity.com for their weekly spelling tests.
Our pace is approximately one lesson a day. Daily assignments will be periodically graded at the teacher’s discretion.
Homework assignments will be given at the teacher’s discretion.
Tests will be given at the end of each unit of study. Mid-chapter checkpoints occur in the middle of the unit. Unit tests will usually be preceded by a study guide that will be given at least one class period before the test.
During science and AL History, students will be engaged in classroom instruction, projects, critical thinking, discussion, and reading. Students’ classroom participation and any handouts or classroom activities will be graded at the teacher’s discretion.
Science and AL History homework will not be given unless students are required to turn in a graded project, or study for a test.
Science – Tests will be given at the end of each unit. Often, students will be tested on vocabulary throughout the unit. Students may also take a test on a specific part of a unit.
AL History – A test will be given at the end of each AL History chapter that we cover. Tests will consist of multiple choice questions, vocabulary, and an extra credit question.