4th Grade Accelerated Reader Syllabus
Instructor: Brooke Copeland
Contact Time: 9:40-10:30 am, M-F
School Phone: 918-478-2465
Students will be required to read self-chosen, appropriate leveled A.R. books to meet point goal, average percent correct (70%) goal, non-fiction test (1) goal, and average reading level goal each trimester.
Fort Gibson Schools has been a state leader in transitioning to a more relevant and rigorous form of instruction. In this course the following will be expected:
- Reading: Students will use active reading strategies to read various texts.
- Speaking: Students will express his/her original thought verbally in a clear and concise manner.
- Reasoning: Students will analyze charts, graphs, or diagrams and make inferences about the data.
- Writing: Students will express their original thoughts in writing through quick writes and/or formal writing.
Students will be taught using the following category of techniques:
- Quadrant A-Students will know key ideas and details from a text.
- Quadrant B-Students will apply knowledge from multiple sources to explain, write, or speak about a subject knowledgeably.
- Quadrant C-Students will compare and contrast events, ideas, concepts, or information from multiple texts.
- Quadrant D-Students will debate different points of view on topics from multiple texts.
To be a successful school takes the cooperation of all involved. A handbook will be provided to each student that explains the most pertinent information and rules that each student should know. A more detailed policy book is available for view in our library. Specific expectations for our classroom include:
- Bring pencil, books, and all needed materials to class every day.
- Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
- Keep hands, feet, books, and objects to yourself.
- No profanity, rude gestures, cruel teasing or put-downs.
- Follow directions.
- A.R. Goal Log/Binder
- 1-2 appropriate leveled books
Students will read approximately 30 to 40 minutes daily at school. Therefore, meeting their A.R. goal will require students to read 5 days each week, 20 to 30 minutes nightly. Students’ goal progress will be monitored throughout the quarter. If a student is not on track to meeting their goal, he/she may be required to miss recess to give additional time to read and attempt to get back on track.
- No A.R. test can be credited to a student’s grade once that trimester has ended.
- Even if a student is absent, they are required to read in order to reach goals.
Progress Reports will be sent out the sixth week of each trimester.