With this product you receive a powerhouse of thematic bilingual weather vocabulary in one compact reference. These pages will provide your students with the ultimate word bank related to conversations that you will have about weather and climate and they will reference the definitions over and over throughout the year. All are formatted for your document camera, smartboard or to use as handouts for seat work.
What is included:
• 16 categories of Weather and Topography Thematic Vocabulary
• Teacher notes and explanations
• Lesson suggestions
• Conversation Questions and open-ended responses
• Clipart weather image formatted for document camera or smartboard
Suggestions for use:
√ Print for use as seat work.
√ Distribute for use in the interactive notebook (learning folder).
√ Use as a foundation tool (word bank) for all of your written and verbal season and
weather unit activities.
√ Use as supplemental vocabulary for self-pacing and skill acceleration.
√ Use as exploratory and introduction of a thematic unit.
√ Use as a combination of teacher and student-selected vocabulary.
√ Using images as a prompt, create written or verbal statements about
time, place or activity and appropriate clothing.
√ Use a highlighter marker to mark teacher designated vocabulary for the unit.
Essential skills to be learned:
- Weather vocabulary and expressions
- Numbers 0 to 100
- Days of the week and calendar months
Minor background knowledge:
- Definite and indefinite articles
- Adjective agreement
- Gender agreement
- Map topography / geography / continents
- Use of Ser or Estar
- Estar + adjectives / Hay + nouns
Although this glossary reference is designed as a foundation tool for Spanish levels 1 and 2, it can be used at any grade level as introductory or review and will be an essential tool for any of your climate conversations. The vocabulary reference is also designed to seamlessly coordinate with Maestra Mapache Creations Environmental Ecology Vocabulary Reference as students progress on to Spanish levels 3 and 4. Having discussions about climate change? Your students will be equipped to handle the challenge.
These pages have been prepared with season, calendar and topographical terminology to allow the teacher flexibility in vocabulary selection and lesson preparation. The bilingual vocabulary is adaptable to meet your needs and you can designate the category or quantity of words that may be needed for the unit. Students will be inspired to learn and internalize words and expressions that are important to them in their discussions. Inspire your students to self-pace with exciting vocabulary that they need to fully engage in any social situation.
Every effort has been made to ensure that all vocabulary is common usage however since language evolves rapidly, please share your feedback and suggestions for newer expressions.
The Weather and Topography Vocabulary Reference can be purchased individually and used to supplement your current weather unit and textbook curriculum. As a reference tool you may prefer to supplement with my other weather and region activities as they are designed to provide a foundation for the majority of common vocabulary that students will encounter throughout the course of a weather unit. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Put your valuable time back in your hands.
As always, Maestra Mapache has first created these activities and used in her own classroom. Secondly these activities are designed to be adaptable to any of your lesson units and the vocabulary has been prepared with terminology to allow the teacher flexibility in lesson preparation.
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Please see my other resources below:
Environmental Ecology Vocabulary
Interactive Weather and Region Dialogue