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What Kind of Weather?
Students will be able to observe the weather and describe what kinds of clothes are appropriate for different kinds of weather.
- 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.
Explicit instruction/Teacher modeling(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.
Guided practice/Interactive modeling(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.
Independent working time(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.
- 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.
- Encourage students to write additional sentences about the kinds of activities they could do for their chosen weather.
- Collect work and assess if the weather matches the clothes students have chosen.
- Note whether students are able to explain their choices.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Invite students to display their work to the class, and share their weather and clothing choices.