Engage students by having them create their snowflake character and then write about his adventures!
This is a great way to integrate science learning and review the water cycle.
Included in this set are two reading resources.
Use the nonfiction passage and follow up questions to teach students about how snow is formed.
The poem is perfect for a reading rotation station. Students can practice their fluency and expression as they read this poem about the excitement of seeing the first flakes fall. It is a great lead into writing their snowflake stories! The follow up questions help to review important language arts skills.
Then have your students make a snowflake character and write a fictional adventure story of this solid precipitation that falls from the sky. What will the snowflake do next? A prewriting graphic organizer is included to help your students think through the story from beginning to end. A final draft template is available so your young writers can rewrite and display their stories.
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