Bundle: Weather jumbo pack

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Differentiated instruction, tiered lessons and cross-curricular plans made easier with the weather jumbo pack. (50% off if you bought each product separately)

Zip folder contains 2 Power Points (graphics intensive with a total of 99 slides), 4 reader’s theaters, card game, bingo game and dichotomous key gallery walk. Details below. Valued at $11.00 if purchased separately.

With much to cover and limited time, these 4 weather reader’s theater scripts (plus Power Point and activities) help students cover language arts and science concepts together. A jigsaw method lesson planner and rubric (editable WORD document) are included so you can customize it to your class.

Up, Up and Away covers air pressure, layers of the atmosphere and ocean breezes in the context of a hot air balloon ride. FK reading level: 4.4
Christmas Vacation discusses the ocean’s effect on climate. FK reading level: 4.9
The Cloudy Saturday explains how clouds form and supports an experiment creating clouds in a bottle. FK reading level: 3.1
Balloons and Sea Breezes should be done after Christmas Vacation. FK reading level: 4.4

Weather is a 40 slide, graphics intensive weather Power Point is included with pre- and post- reading activities, writing prompts and diagrams for layers of the atmosphere, reading a weather map, ocean breezes, cloud types and weather instruments. Links to a number of free online games are included.

Hail and Hailstorms is a 59 slide Power Point containing 2 complete power points about hail and hailstorms: one for elementary students and a middle school version that delves more deeply into the physics of particle motion, changing state and heat transfer to help students relate what they know about matter to its practical weather applications. They include the weather science behind hail formation, graphic organizers, links to internet resources, teacher demos, a graphing/estimation/statistics lesson, writing prompts, practice reading and drawing conclusions from charts and online games to review weather.

The water cycle and weather card game helps teachers use time efficiently and assists student’s absorption of content, cause and effect relationships and builds vocabulary. Students will build water cycles and collect sets of weather instruments, clouds, weather maps and symbols, severe weather and an optional layers of the atmosphere.

Over 120 unique graphics enhanced cards are included with complete rules. The game provides an excellent anchor activity for students who finish early or need a challenge. The pictures and diagrams help struggling readers and ESL students match words and concepts.

In the Cloud Gallery Walk, students use a dichotomous key to classify clouds and draw conclusions about the weather. Each of the 9 stations has a photo (and two extra credit questions to allow for tiered instruction) Five additional stations cover other weather related topics requiring students to use what they know or read to interpret the pictures. Answer key included.

Eleven writing picture prompts are included for interdisciplinary creative writing. Combining the activities makes collaboration between English and science easy and productive. Included are poetry, metaphor, simile, narrative and sensory writing prompts.

Gallery walks spur active involvement through discussion, collaboration (appealing to interpersonal learners), analysis & synthesis and require students to physically move around the room (engaging kinesthetic learners). Teachers can informally assess based on what they hear and observe or formally assess based on conclusions generated.

The experiments that go with the reader’s theater scripts are from the Virginia DOE site and are included in the free preview. (They are NOT included in the package so be sure to download the preview)

Check out other weather related products
Cloud & weather gallery walk (included in jumbo pack)
Cloud & storm PPT Freebie
Cloud reader's theater (Get sorted at Cloudwarts)
Weather bingo
Weather scripts (included in jumbo pack)
Weather & water cycle card game (included in jumbo pack)

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ
Free interactive Bible games
Total Pages
150
Answer Key
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Bundle: Weather jumbo pack
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Bundle: Weather jumbo pack