Super Storms Activities Weather Beyond the Text

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We don't use Journeys, however, I read the book to my class while we were learning about severe weather and this tied in perfectly!
Thank you so much for this wonderful resource. My students found it very engaging! They love learning about the weather and talking about different things in the environment.
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Super Storms Activities Weather Beyond the Text

Looking to incorporate weather science curriculum and reading together? This rand writing activity is based on Super Storms. It's the perfect addition to your weather unit or spring activities! This unit includes 5-day reading and writing lesson plans all centered around the nonfiction book, Super Storms by Seymour Simon.

This Super Storms unit is designed to be used as part of a repeated reading routine, with each day building on the previous day’s reading and at the end, students work to respond and create based on the text. Although it was designed this way, the unit does not have to be used this way in your classroom.


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  • Lesson Plans- A five-day reading and writing lesson plan outline with suggestions of standard's aligned activities that highlight the Super Storms.

  • Digital Student Interactive Notebook- Teaching in a digital or hybrid classroom? This unit also includes digital student activities for each page from the unit. All activities are organized in a digital interactive student notebook making it super simple for your students to navigate through the activities.

  • Stormy Question Cards- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

  • Stormy Main Idea- Students work to identify the main idea and details on the text

  • Stormy Author's Purpose- after identifying the main idea, students work to understand the author's purpose in writing the text.

  • Stormy Compound Words- Students work to identify the compound words throughout the text. Then, using the word parts, students work to understand the meaning of the word. 

  • Compound Words Four Tab book- Use this tab-book as a way for students to explore 4 of the compound words found in the text. Students illustrate the word parts and illustrate the meaning of the compound word.

  • Wild Weather Tab book- After reading the text, students take notes of three of the storms mentioned in the story. Perfect for beginners! Includes grading rubric 

  • Storm Writings- Five writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-check rubrics. Perfect for an end of unit assessment! 

  • Super Storm Crafts-Easy print, color, and go crafts to complete. Use to decorate student’s writings. Includes templates for: hurricane, tornado, blizzard, thunderstorm, and hailstorm.

  • Storms Writing Lettering- Use as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ Writings.


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What Teachers are saying about this unit:

  • This product is very engaging and interesting! It held my students’ attention and left them wanting to do/learn more! -Feedback left on 4/7/20

  • Very well laid out. It went great with our reading story. Thank you. -Feedback left on 2/1/2019

  • This was a great addition to our Mystery Science unit on Storms! Love it!- Feedback left on 5/13/20

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.


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