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Lesson Plan

Weather: A Journey in Nonfiction

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Six 30-minute class sessions
Lesson Author

Sheila K. Seitz

Alexandria, Virginia


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • The Cloud Book by Tomie De Paola (Holiday House, 1975)

  • I Like Weather by Aileen Fisher (Crowell, 1963)

  • On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer (HarperCollins, 2000)

  • Weather. Smart Apple Media

  • Fun with Science. Warwick Press

  • Let's Read and Find Out Science. HarperCollins

  • Magic School Bus. Scholastic

  • Word Processor: Any standard program or ClarisWorks for Kids (aimed at primary students)

  • Illustrator: Kid Pix Deluxe, ClarisWorks for Kids, HyperStudio

  • Multimedia: Kid Pix Deluxe, HyperStudio, PowerPoint

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Assessment Summary

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Work with the school librarian and the technical assistant to gather materials and bookmark webpages for the research phase of this project. Work with the technical assistant to determine what software is available and appropriate for your students.

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