Weather and Climate Vocabulary Riddles

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Use this set of 20 weather and climate riddle cards in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade science and literacy teaching…

* To reinforce and extend your science teaching of weather vocabulary

* As a whole class or small group activity, to demonstrate how to integrate the information in the clues, draw conclusions, and use information to eliminate incorrect choices

* As a pocket chart center matching activity

* As a small group or literacy center game, with the game board that's included (uses the same vocabulary).

* As the basis for a riddle-writing activity, with the template that's included in this set

Download the preview now to get a set of picture cards for the 20 vocabulary words in this set, perfect for use in your writing center. These cards can be used as responses to the riddles, or with "What's the Weather?", a four-in-a-row board game that's also part of this resource.

BONUS! This set now includes a weather-themed color by code subtraction activity!

Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. These riddles are a form of informational text. Solving riddles is a fun-filled and engaging way to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills!

* These riddles are also included in Weather: A Cross-Curricular Literacy Unit.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.


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