July 8, 2018
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by Jasmine Gibson

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What Kind of Weather?

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Students will be able to observe the weather and describe what kinds of clothes are appropriate for different kinds of weather.

(5 minutes)
  • Explain that today you will be observing the weather. Ask students what the word “observe” means. Define “observe” as “looking very carefully at something.”
  • Take the class outside to observe the weather. Help students note what they see by paying attention to the temperature, wind, etc.
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud the book What Will the Weather Be Like Today? by Paul Rogers
  • Pause as you read to notice the clothing the people are wearing and the different kinds of weather.
  • Ask students if they can find the same weather they saw outside this morning.
(5 minutes)
  • Make a class weather chart using chart paper or the whiteboard. Ask the students to think of as many kinds of weather as they can, referring back to the book as needed.
    • Record different weather on the chart (sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy, fog).
    • Have students brainstorm the different kinds of clothing they need for different kinds of weather.
    • Ask students to think about things like shoes, coats, etc.
(20 minutes)
  • Tell students that they will now get to choose their favorite kind of weather from the class chart and draw a picture of themselves dressed for that weather.
  • Display the I’m Ready for Anything! worksheet and answer questions as needed.
  • Encourage students to use invented spelling in their writing.

support

  • For students who need additional support, help them choose a kind of weather to focus on. Then, support them in writing words by having the students label each article of clothing.

enrichment

  • Encourage students to write additional sentences about the kinds of activities they could do for their chosen weather.
(5 minutes)
  • Collect work and assess if the weather matches the clothes students have chosen.
  • Note whether students are able to explain their choices.
(5 minutes)
  • Invite students to display their work to the class, and share their weather and clothing choices.

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