4th Grade English Language Arts

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Alternate Unit 1: Taking a Stand: Shiloh

Book: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000)

Unit 1: Finding Fortune: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Book: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011)

Unit 5: Believing in Yourself: The Wild Book

Book: The Wild Book by Margarita Engle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2014)

Unit 3: Interpreting Perspectives: Greek Myths

Book: Greek Myth Plays by Carol Pugliano-Martin (Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2008)
Book: I am Arachne: Fifteen Greek and Roman Myths by Elizabeth Spires (Square Fish, 2009)
Book: The McElderry Book of Greek Myths by Eric A. Kimmel (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Book: Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer (Dial Books)

Alternate Unit 5: Learning Differently: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Book: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos (Square Fish, 2014)

Alternate Unit 6: Discovering Self: Bud, Not Buddy

Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Laurel Leaf, 2014)

Science and Social Studies

Unit 2: Preparing for the Worst: Natural Disasters

Book: Unforgettable Natural Disasters (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) by Tamara Hollingsworth (Teacher Created Materials; 2 edition, 2013)
Book: Hurricanes by Seymour Simon (HarperCollins, 2007)
Book: Wildfires by Seymour Simon (Collins, 2016)
Book: Earthquakes by Seymour Simon (Collins, 2006)
Book: Volcanoes by Seymour Simon (Collins, 2006)

Unit 4: Examining Our History: American Revolution

Book: Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2002)
Book: A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff (Seven Stories)

Alternate Unit 4: Politics and People: U.S. Government

Book: Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2018)
Book: For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters by Jeff Foster (Scholastic, 2020)

Alternate Unit 2: Powering Our Future: Energy

Book: Forms of Energy by Anna Claybourne (Raintree, 2016)
Book: Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects by Joshua Sneideman and Erin Twamley (Nomad Press)

Unit 6: Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Book: Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson (Balzer + Bray, 2013)

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