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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
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 – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Questions about weather clear up when students use what they learned from their books to create a presentation to share with the rest of the class.
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).
Grades K – 5 | Calendar Activity |  February 2
A celebration is held for Groundhog day where students engage in a shadow-watching activity, make predictions, and listen to news reports to compare what happens with Punxsutawney Phil.
Grades 3 – 7 | Calendar Activity |  February 29
Our solar year is 365.24219 days. Since our calendar does not deal in partial days, every four years, we add an additional day to February.
Grades K – 11 | Calendar Activity |  August 23
As a class, students explore weather-related and other natural disasters that their geographical area is prone to and review emergency preparedness and procedures.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  December 28
Students explore some of the proverbs taken from Poor Richard's Almanack, give their impressions or someone who would write these statements, and choose one saying to paraphrase.
Grades K – 8 | Strategy Guide
In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on students’ understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
This science inquiry in a fourth-grade classroom affirms the importance of observation, questioning, reading, and writing to the inquiry process.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 7 – 12 | Activity & Project
Kids learn about weather sayings throughout history while writing and illustrating a book for younger children.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
In this episode Emily shares picture books and novels that stir things up with weather-filled action.