Weather Mad Libs: Closed Text Reading, Myths, Folktales, Parts of Speech

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Everybody loves “Mad Libs.” These quick activities can be used for fun with myths, science, social studies, and history lessons. There are four different activities for student to complete: Reading, vocabulary building, cooperative learning, and parts of speech.

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OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE:

Text Passages: The printable worksheets sets are included in the packet. Each set starts with a two page text passage.

Accuracy & Adaptation: Content had been designed to be age-appropriate for classroom use. Extreme care has been taken to ensure that "spicy" story lines and details have been adapted to create socially acceptable content.

Mad Libs: Finishes with two pages of Mad Libs. Each Mad Libs is designed to reinforce text passage using concepts, themes, myths, and characters.

Expansion Ideas: Packet is easily adaptable for a variety of uses. Embedded questions can be used for quick writing, thinking, or sharing. Text specific words can be used with any vocabulary building activity. Consider using with fast finishers or enrichment groups.

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Section #1 - Wind
• Text Focus - Native American Folktale
• Sidebar Topic - Vocabulary (5 words) and definitions from text
• Sidebar Topic - "Turn and Talk" questions
• Images/Pictures - Dandelions and arctic tundra plants
• Mad Libs Scenario - African folktale for wind and sun
• Mad Libs (Parts of Speech) - Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and interjections

Section #2 - Snow and Ice
• Norse Mythology - Jack Frost
• Text Focus - History of Jokil Frosti (Jack Frost)
• Sidebar Topic - Vocabulary (7 words)
• Sidebar Topic - Discussion questions
• Images/Pictures - Norse relief and movie poster
• Content Connections - Jack Frost in pop culture
• Mad Libs Scenario - Follow Jack Frost as he discovers his ice talent
• Mad Libs (Parts of Speech) - Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, interjections

Section #3 - Rain
• Ancient China - Rain Dragon
• Text Focus - Role of dragons in Chinese folktales
• Sidebar Topic - Vocabulary (5 words) with definitions
• Sidebar Topic - Questions to explore and explain dragon myths
• Images/Pictures - New Year's pictures and temple dragon photograph
• Mad Libs Scenario - Four dragons that make rain and rivers
• Mad Libs (Parts of Speech) - Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, interjections


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