Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a fun story for reading groups and a great addition to a tall tale unit. The author create a humorous situation when food falls from the sky at mealtimes.
This Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs product includes activities that support standard reading skills as well as enhance analysis of tall tale characteristics. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this product; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
CCSS (3rd grade)
Weather Report Activity
Main Character Chart
Cause and Effect
Creative Writing-- design your own meal that will rain from the sky
Informational Text Reading (in standardized test format)
Tall Tale Characteristics
Teacher notes and answer keys included for all handouts. Activity pages are blackline masters.
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