Bringing Writing to Science: Improving Students Writing and Understanding of the Physics Unit

Whitney Graham, 2nd Grade, Joseph W. Grier Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit seeks to engage and help students understand the forces and motion unit. Specifically, this unit addresses the content-related graphs and vocabulary. Students will learn through a 4-part teaching sequence, followed by a 4-part writing sequence. Content vocabulary will be utilized throughout each part of the teaching and writing sequence. I designed this unit to specifically address the mathematics content, specifically the vertices and overall understanding on content-related graphs, so that students could access the science content.