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Learners complete multi-curricular activities for fractions, weather, rhyming words, the writing process, and a science journal. First, pupils read a poem and observe the weather to complete a weather chart. They brainstorm about the weather and complete a weather prediction activity using weather symbols. They also complete a thermometer activity, a rhyming words activity, and cause and effect activity.
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young language arts class. They practice describing weather by examining different items related to weather such as a coat, umbrella, and scarf, and then practice telling their classmates what the weather is like in the target language. The class members create a weather mini-book including drawings of the different seasons and weather activities.
Your class explores weather proverbs and superstitions from around the country and writes their own proverb about weather. They interview community elders to learn proverbs about Alaska and its weather. Then they discuss several example proverbs and their meanings before matching weather related pictures to their corresponding proverbs.
Pupils research extreme weather conditions using a variety of online tools from Scholastic's Weather Watch. They compare and contrast findings and give an oral presentation of their research. The links to all mentioned online resources are included, as well as accompanying worksheets and rubrics.
Students explore reading earth science by reading a children's story in class. In this weather identification lesson, students read the story Weather Watching and analyze the science and weather statistics mentioned in the story. Students complete a weather vocabulary activity dealing with the story and answer study questions.
Introduce your youngest learners to the concept of weather with these four activities. They see a PowerPoint presentation that lists fun descriptions for things like the sun, snow, tornadoes, etc. They also listen to the Weather Dude as he sings a song about the weather. Together, they make a weather soup, and as the day comes to an end, they complete a word search utilizing weather vocabulary. Note: When you create the word search, be sensitive to your target grade level.