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Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings

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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
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Comic Creator

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Comic Creator

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).

 

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PREPARATION

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Make the appropriate number of copies of handouts and self-assessment sheets.
  4. 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.

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