4th Grade Newsletter

Oct. 12-16





RL 4.4 I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

RL 4.5 I can explain major differences among poems, drama and prose and refer to structural elements of poems.

RF4.4b Read on - level prose and poetry orally with accuracy and expression.

(School Net Practice)

RI 4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words relevant to grade 4 topic area.

Reading: Unit 2.3 Scene Two

Comprehension Skill: Draw Conclusions

Spelling Words: morning, forest, garbage, form, alarm, corner, story, argue, backyard, start, partner, storm, Florida, apartment, sport, force, forward, sharp, garden, Arkansas

Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns



Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by one-digit whole number using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculations by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Science and Social Studies (2nd Quarter Standards)

Science (2nd Quarter):

Physical Science:

PS.4.2-Compare different pitches of sound produced by changing the size, tension, amount, or type of vibrating material.

PS.4.2a-Describing the relationship between the structure of the ear and hearing

PS.4.3-Recognize how light interacts with transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.

Examples: transparent—most light passes through, translucent—some light passes through, opaque—no light passes through

PS.4.3a-Predicting the reflection or absorption of light by various objects

PS.4.4-Describe effects of friction on moving objects.

PS.4.4a-Identifying momentum and inertia as properties of moving objects

PS.4.4b-Identifying ways to increase or decrease friction

Social Studies (2nd Quarter):

4.5-Describe Alabama’s entry into statehood and establishment of its three branches of government and the constitutions.

4.5.a-Explaining political and geographic reasons for changes in location of Alabama’s state capital.

4.5.b-Recognizing roles of prominent political leaders during early statehood in Alabama, including William Wyatt Bibb, Thomas Bibb, Israel Pickens, William Rufus King, and John W. Walker.

4.6-Describe cultural, economic, and political aspects of the lifestyles of early nineteenth-century farmers, plantation owners, slaves, and townspeople. Examples: cultural—housing, education, religion, recreation economic—transportation, means of support

political—inequity of legal codes.

4.6.a-Describing major areas of agricultural production in Alabama, including the Black Belt and fertile river valleys.

4.7-Explain reasons for Alabama’s secession from the Union, including sectionalism, slavery, states’ rights, and economic disagreements.

4.7.a-Identifying Alabama’s role in the organization of the Confederacy, including hosting the secession convention and the inauguration ceremony for leaders.

4.7.b-Recognizing Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy.

4.7.c-Interpreting the Articles of the Confederation and the Gettysburg Address.

4.8-Explain Alabama’s economic and military role during the Civil War.

Examples: economic—production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships military—provision of military supplies through the Port of Mobile, provision of an armament center at Selma.

4.8.a-Recognizing military leaders from Alabama during the Civil War.

4.8.b-Comparing roles of women on the home front and the battlefront during and after the Civil War.

4.8.c-Explaining economic conditions as a result of the Civil War, including the collapse of the economic structure, destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates.