4th Grade Science Reading & Writing

Trimester 1

Science Reading Unit 1

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: The Water Cycle

Complete by 9/10

Writing Prompts

Science Reading Unit 2

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Weather

Complete by 10/11

Writing Prompts:

  • What are the three types of clouds?
    • Weather Instruments (Class Text)
  • What is severe weather?
  • How are weather forecasts made?
  • What weather tools are used to predict the weather? (Test)

Science Reading Unit 3

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Rocks and Soils

Complete by 11/11

Writing Prompts:

Trimester 2

Science Reading Unit 4

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Fossils

Complete by 12/6

Writing Prompts:

What is a fossil?

  • Dinosaurs and Fossils

What are trace fossils?

What are body fossils?

What are preserved fossils?

How can we learn from fossils?

What theories are there for Dinosaur Extinction?

Social Studies Reading Unit 5

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Early People of Utah/Native American Tribles

Complete by 1/17

The Utah Adventure - Ch. 2-3

The Utes

Writing Prompts:

What do you know about the early people of Utah? (hunters, gatherers, Fremont, and Anasazi people)

What do you know about the Ute Indians?

What do you know about the 5 Native American Tribes of Utah?

Science Reading Unit 6

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Utah Environments

Complete by 2/21

Class Books:

  • Food Chains and Webs
  • Plant and Animal Populations

Writing Prompts:

Trimester 3

Social Studies Reading Unit 7

Writing Focus: Opinion

Topic: Trappers, Explorers, Pioneers

Complete by 3/27

Rails West

The Oregon Trail

The Utah Adventure - Ch. 4-6

Writing Prompts:

What do you know about early Utah explorers?

What do you know about Mountain Men and Trappers?

What do you know about the Oregon Trail and early Utah Pioneers?

What do you know about Utah and the Railroad?

Science Reading Unit 8

Writing Focus: Opinion

Topic: Science Review

Complete by 4/24

Writing Prompts:

TBA

Reading Unit 9

Writing Focus: Informational

Topic: Utah Geography, Utah Counties, Utah Symbols

Complete by 5/22

The Utah Adventure

Writing Prompts:

What do you know about _____ county?

What are some of Utah's symbols and why are they important?