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4th Grade Accelerated Reader Syllabus

Instructor:  Brooke Copeland
Room:  C112

Contact Time:  9:40-10:30 am, M-F
School Phone:  918-478-2465

Email:  b_copeland@ftgibsontigers.org                 
Website: www.ftgibson.k12.ok.us

Course Description: 

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.

Class Expectations:

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.

Required Materials:        

  • Pencil
  • A.R. Goal Log/Binder
  • 1-2 appropriate leveled books 
  • Tablet/Laptop



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. 

Make-up Work:

  • 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.