This unit was developed to be used in a first grade classroom. I used this with my own first grade class. It can be modified to work in Kindergarten or second grade as needed. Begin this lesson with an introduction of the vocabulary. Display the vocabulary words on the word wall. Each vocabulary word has a corresponding picture to aid in meaning recognition. Four mini books are included that break the unit up into four areas:
•What is Weather?
•How do you Measure Weather?
•What is the Water Cycle?
•Clouds, Clouds, Clouds!
The mini books are assembled by cutting them out and stapling in page order. Each mini book includes a follow up activity. The mini books and activities are designed to be completed in 1-2 lessons with class discussion. There is stick figure pieces included so that concepts can be acted out at the end of the unit and used as a review before testing. This unit is designed to take between 5-7 days to complete depending on the level of your class. It took me about six 40 minute lessons. I completed the assessment on day 7.
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