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Students read the book The Snowy Day and discover various winter themes. In this winter lesson, students develop movements to express the feeling of a snowstorm. Students also construct winter-themed art pieces.
Second graders demonstrate story comprehension and make predictions for the book "The Snowy Day." They listen to the first half of the story, write their own ending to "The Snowy Day," and listen to the last half of the story and discuss how well they predicted the ending.
Students identify different types of precipitation and complete a weather related craft. In this literature based weather lesson, students listen to Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day. They discuss weather and make a snow flake out of tortilla shells and cream cheese.
First graders read a story. In this illustrations lesson, 1st graders read The Snowy Day and discuss how it became a Caldecott winner for its illustrations. Students produce illustrations using similar methods to the illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Students explore the book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. They predict what the story is about and predict what will happen in the story. Students write their own endings for the story.
In this story starter worksheet, students look at a picture of a snowy day and read a sentence provided. Students continue by finishing the story.
Students listen to the story The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats in order to become interested in the world of snow. In this snow exploration lesson, students scoop up snow to make snowballs, measuring the amount of snow they use so each ball is of equal size. Students then test how long they last inside of the classroom under different conditions, just like the character Peter does in the story.
Students investigate the concept of reading comprehension while focusing upon the sequencing of a story. They read the story and use the cutouts included in the lesson to put the story in order. Students also engage in a class discussion.
Second graders participate in making predictions about the story The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. They use the cover and the title to help them make predictions. They listen to the first half of the story read by the teacher rand then write their own ending to the story.
Students write their own ending to the story, "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats.
In this literature activity card worksheet, students cut out pictures that correspond with the events in the book The Snowy Day. They follow the directions at the top of the page with their parents as they read and retell the story. They save the picture cards in an envelope to use while retelling the story repeatedly.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the passage titled snowy day and answer the five questions at the end of the passage.
First graders examine the book The Snowy Day. They make predictions based on the title, cover, illustrations, and text. Students draw a picture and write sentences in response to their predictions.
A homeschooling family can take advantage of snow days for both fun and educational opportunities.
Students make a weather turtle puppet and use it to respond to weather-related questions. They manipulate the turtle to show basic weather vocabulary such as: sunny, windy, rainy, snowy, etc.
Students explore the seasons. In this winter and summer instructional activity, students read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Summer by Maria Ruis. Students compare the 2 seasons as they create t-charts, try on seasonal clothing, and create collages.
Bring math and measurement to life with this activity. Fourth and 5th graders create a graph that illustrates their first 100 days of school. They will graph the weather information that they have gathered for the first 100 days of school. Then they will calculate the mean temperature of the first 100 days of school for range, mean, and median.
Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and discuss story elements with your class. Compare the setting and plot to learners' lives and have each person draw a picture of what he or she would like to do on a snowy day. Have fun connecting this story to real life!