This unique unit connects realistic fiction with informational texts all about thunderstorms! This unit connects the popular picture book, Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco, to informational texts about thunderstorms. Any informational text (books, articles, magazines, Internet) about thunderstorms can be used.
This NO PREP unit includes 1-2 weeks of THUNDERSTORM themed reading, writing, and science! This unit includes book suggestions, lesson plans, and interactive activities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This paired text approach easily connects all of the elements of literature to informational texts. Students will study author’s purpose, elements of literature, and text features of informational texts through both a literature study and a research project.
This product also includes a STEM challenge! Using simple materials, students will work in teams to design a storm shelter. This is an exciting extension to learning about thunderstorms!
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