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1 Wild About Weather A Unit and Webquest Completed By: Sara, Shelley, Denise and Trisha

2 Literature… Lightning: by Ann Herriges Lightning: by Ann Herriges This book is an expository text that allows students to see lightning and learn why lightning happens. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) (Published in 2007 by Bellwether Media) This book is an expository text that allows students to see lightning and learn why lightning happens. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) (Published in 2007 by Bellwether Media) Weather Forecasting: by Gail Gibbons Weather Forecasting: by Gail Gibbons This book shows students how to measure the weather using various weather tools. (thermometer, anemometer, etc.) (Published in 1993 by Sagebrush Education Resources) This book shows students how to measure the weather using various weather tools. (thermometer, anemometer, etc.) (Published in 1993 by Sagebrush Education Resources) Our Seasons: by Grace Lin and Ranida T. McKneally Our Seasons: by Grace Lin and Ranida T. McKneally Students can learn about the 4 seasons and what to expect during each season. (Published in 2007 by Charlesbridge Publishing) Students can learn about the 4 seasons and what to expect during each season. (Published in 2007 by Charlesbridge Publishing) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: by Judi Barrett Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: by Judi Barrett The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Published in 1982 by Simon and Schuster) The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Published in 1982 by Simon and Schuster) Why is it Raining? By Judith Williams Published 2005 Enslow Publishers, Inc.

3 Visual and Media Supplements Weather Poetry Worksheet Weather Poetry Worksheet Is It Waterproof Worksheet Is It Waterproof Worksheet KWL Chart KWL Chart Weather Folklore Worksheet Weather Folklore Worksheet A Unit About Weather, Bob DeWeese and Jo Ellen Moore, Evan- Moor Educational Publishers A Unit About Weather, Bob DeWeese and Jo Ellen Moore, Evan- Moor Educational Publishers

4 Reading Activities Expository text on natural disasters: graphic organizer Expository text on natural disasters: graphic organizer Read Twelve Days of Winter, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Why is it Raining? Read Twelve Days of Winter, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Why is it Raining?

5 Writing Activities KWL chart KWL chart Graphic Organizer Graphic Organizer Logs Logs Conclusions Conclusions Journals Journals Observations Observations Poem Poem

6 Speaking Activities KWL chart KWL chart Reading poetry Reading poetry Discussions on tools used to measure weather Discussions on tools used to measure weather Discussions on wet weather Discussions on wet weather

7 Listening Activities KWL chart KWL chart Read alouds Read alouds Directions for experiments Directions for experiments

8 Visual Representing Activities KWL chart KWL chart Graphic Organizer Graphic Organizer Website Website Experiments Experiments

9 Modifications Websites (Visual) Websites (Visual) Reading (Auditory) Reading (Auditory) Experiments (Kinesthetic) Experiments (Kinesthetic) Group Work (Intrapersonal) Group Work (Intrapersonal) Directions in Spanish Directions in Spanish

10 Bullentin Board Bulletin Board Idea: Bulletin Board Idea: http://www.bulletinboardpro.com/seasons. html http://www.bulletinboardpro.com/seasons. html http://www.bulletinboardpro.com/seasons. html http://www.bulletinboardpro.com/seasons. html

11 Grouping Group students based on academic compatibility (high & low students need to be combined) Group students based on academic compatibility (high & low students need to be combined) Group students on their strengths. Example: if a student is a good drawer give them the artist role. Group students on their strengths. Example: if a student is a good drawer give them the artist role. If a student is unable to perform a task by themselves, they will be able to work with a partner. If a student is unable to perform a task by themselves, they will be able to work with a partner.

12 Assessment Our assessing will be a combination of performance base and informal assessment. Our assessing will be a combination of performance base and informal assessment. Example: Students will record temperature, wind speed, and rain fall- they will assessed on their weather logs. Example: Students will record temperature, wind speed, and rain fall- they will assessed on their weather logs.

13 Integration Reading MathScienceWriting

14 Integration Science: Do experiments after reading books associated with topic Science: Do experiments after reading books associated with topic Math: Calculate different areas of weather after reading expository text Math: Calculate different areas of weather after reading expository text Writing: Recording information obtained by reading about weather Writing: Recording information obtained by reading about weather


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