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Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
- Collection of Weather Sayings
- How to Research a Weather Saying
- Weather Sayings Recording Sheet
- Research Self-Assessment
- Weather Sayings Explanation Rubric
- Explanation of a Weather Saying (Red Sky)
- Explanation of a Weather Saying (Mare's Tails)
- Weather Sayings
- Everyday Mysteries
- Free Weather Resources
This site includes some of the best weather resources available online, organized by age group and interest, and compiled them into one, easy to navigate article
- Plan the timing for the lesson. It may be useful to introduce weather sayings on a Friday, for instance, so that students have the weekend to gather sayings from family and friends.
- Before beginning the research portion of this lesson, make sure that the students understand the notetaking process and have a working knowledge of plagiarism. You may use this lesson on research skills as a reference.
- Make the appropriate number of copies of handouts and self-assessment sheets.
- Test the Weather Sayings Travelogue on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that the sites are not blocked by any filtering software.