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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children’s Book about the Weather
|Grades||7 – 12|
|Activity Time||1 ½ to 3 hours (can be done on separate days).|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students are introduced to proverbs and explore how proverbs are often tied to a culture’s values and everyday experience, although their meanings are not always readily apparent to us today.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask “Why?” and “Why not?” as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.
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 – 12 | Printout | Learning New Skills
Use one of these three techniques for bookbinding to make children’s and teens’ multi-page texts easier to keep, share, and display.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
In this episode Emily shares picture books and novels that stir things up with weather-filled action.