Our engaging Introduction to Weather Lesson Plan prepares students to define and explain weather-related words and concepts. Leverage creativity and art to reinforce the picture and meaning for weather concepts, as well as develop confidence as students share their drawings with the class. Vocabulary is solidified when students elaborate on what is their favorite kind of weather.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Show the students a video (local if possible or from the Weather Channel) of a television forecast. Ask students what they learned about the weather. Ask students if they have ever watched a weather forecast before.
- Allow for responses and discussion.
- Ask: Why is it important to know what the weather might be in the future?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce students to the weather.
- Distribute Introduction to Weather content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the final question on the content pages to close the lesson. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
- Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Go through each of the weather words with the students before they begin drawing the pictures. Check for understanding of each word.
- Distribute the colored pencils and give sufficient time to students to complete their drawings.
- Once completed, allow students to share their drawings related to each word.
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses. The students may use a variety of weather words for each question, but at least one should match the type of event given in the question.
- In closing, ask students: What is your favorite kind of weather and why?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Additionally, ask students about activities that can or cannot be done in the different kinds of weather.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.B CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions
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