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Our fourth grade students have been studying natural disasters through informative texts, starting with earthquakes and now moving on to volcanoes!

Essential Question:   How do readers draw inferences and synthesize and analyze text to develop understanding?

  • Readers will quote directly from the text when drawing inferences, synthesizing, and analyzing the text.
  • Readers understand that they use specific strategies to help them understand what they read.
  • Students will explore content to understand the impact and effect of nature on the environment and humankind.


Students will start to read the informational anchor text: Anatomy of a Volcanic Eruption

These are some suggested texts that connect closely to our anchor text:

Volcano  by Patricia Lauber

Crumbling Earth  by Mary Colson

Volcanoes  by Claire Llewellyn

Volcanoes  by Seymour Simon



Volcano- a vent in the crust of the earth or another planet or a moon from which usually molten or hot rock and steam issue

Atmosphere a surrounding influence or environment

Pressure- the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it

Categorize- to put into a category: classify


Common Core Standards

RI.4.1 -Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RI.4.2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

RI.4.7- Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appear