Unit Plan

Unit 5: Geology

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Over four weeks, fourth graders participate in a geology-themed unit. Scholars listen to informational texts, discuss readings, and complete word work and grammar lessons. Writing practice includes drafting an informational pamphlet, a Wiki entry, and a descriptive paragraph. Pausing points leave time for assessments

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Update themed focus walls to display the unit's concepts, vocabulary, and learners' finished products
  • Look at your science curriculum to add applicable experiments or hands-on activities about geology 
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth of eight units created by Core Knowledge for fourth graders
  • Requires ample prep time to make copies and gather materials
  • Includes time for remediation
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach combining ELA and science
  • None