Utah environments Day to Day Graphic Organizers
10 Blank Graphic Organizers!
This is the layout that I use to teach my Utah Environments Unit! We typically do about 15 day rotations at my school so if you have more/less time, adapt as necessary!
This product is NOT lesson plans for each day. It IS the BLANK graphic organizers I use to teach the entire unit! Answer keys are provided as well! Each day has at least 1 graphic organizer that goes with it. Some days I use Bill Nye videos, created powerpoints, etc to help teach the material; however, I always use the graphic organizer. At the beginning of the unit I create a packet with these graphic organizers for my students to keep the entire unit.
The graphic organizers that are included in this product include the following ten days:
Day 1: All Three Environments
Day 2: Wetlands
Day 3: Forests
Day 4: Deserts
Day 5: Adaptations
Day 6: Vertebrates
Day 7: Compare and Contrast Reptiles and Amphibians
Day 8: Interactions
Day 9: Endangered Animals
Day 10:Fish Research
After I teach the material I have a review day using the jeopardy game that I created that can be found here and/or I use the rotation task cards for review! I also add in a couple days working with classification keys to practice those as they can be difficult for some of my students. I currently have a free product to help with classification keys.
I usually do a vocabulary review midway through the unit and use a few different products to help teach and test vocabulary: Vocabulary Practice – writing the vocabulary definition and drawing a picture with it, Vocabulary Memory Game and the Vocabulary Quiz
I of course end the unit with a test that has been created to be more interactive with the students rather than just multiple choice question types.
These products after the ten days of graphic organizers are NOT included in the graphic organizer product. They are additional products that have been created. Look for the Utah Environments Bundle to purchase all my products related to Science Standard 5 in one! I have all the word documents of these PDF’s so if you want to change and/or adapt ANYTHING to fit your classroom specifically please email me after purchasing the product and let me know and I can send them directly to you! I use different fonts (from Kevinandamanda.com) that you can download for free and use also! When sending the word documents, if you don’t have the fun fonts on your computer the fonts will appear as standard fonts and spacing may be off. Some of these fonts also cause the capitalization to be incorrect on different words but because these are used in class for note taking purposes I don’t mind it too much. I also give extra credit to my students that take the time, once we finish a graphic organizer, to go back and correct the capitalization throughout the organizer. It works as a great extension for capitalization!
Good Luck and Enjoy teaching Utah Environments!
It is so fun and I so LOVE 4th grade!
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