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Make a Daily Weather Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Weather Activity Lesson Plan Book



Pick and Stick Patterns - Bulletin Board Display for Class Discussion
            Pick and Stick Patterns "Weather"


Quizzes
Grades 3-4
     Weather Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice
     Customize Printables

Grades 5-7
     Weather Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice
     Customize Printables


Activity Pages
            Weather Puzzles


Finish the Story
     Into the Storm! (Grades 3-6)
     Storm Brewing (Grade 4)


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     It's Just a Front (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Clouds (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Do It Yourself Forecasting (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Glacier Movements and Effects on Climate (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     What Is the Atmosphere (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Air Masses (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Blowing in the Wind (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Hurricanes (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors? (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     The Highs and Lows of Air Pressure (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     The Rise and Fall of Water (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     The Weather Outside Is Frightful (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Global Warming (Hi/Lo Grades 5-6)
     Good and Bad Ozone (Hi/Lo Grades 5-7)
     The Meteorologist's Tool Box (Hi/Lo Grade 7)

Spanish
     Ozono bueno y ozono malo (grades 5-7)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     What's the Weather? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     Cumulonimbus Clouds (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     Curly Cirrus Clouds (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     Heaps of Puffy Clouds (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     Have a Blast! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 1-3 Readability)
     Weather (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Climate (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Hailstones (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     The Disappearing Puddle (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What's a Blizzard? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What's a Hurricane? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     What Is a Rainbow? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Wonderful Wind (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Lightning Bolts from the Blue (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     What Causes Lightning? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Lightning Rods (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     Why Does Weather Change? (Short Reader; Grades 1-3 Readability)
     Boom! Crash! What's That Noise? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What Is Weather? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What Makes Wind? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What Causes Monsoons? (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     What Is a Weather Map? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Goodness Gracious, Great Bolts of Lightning! (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Swirling Wind (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Seeding the Clouds (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Destruction - The Dirty Thirties (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Ozone Confusion (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming! (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Monsoons (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Layers of the Atmosphere (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     What Is Meteorology? (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Storm Chasers (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Spanish
     ¿Qué es un arco iris? (grades 3-5)
     Confusión del ozono (grades 4-6)


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Storm Safety (Grades 2-3)
     Temperature Changes (Grades 2-3)
     Nature's Repeating Patterns (Grades 2-3)
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard (Grades 1-3)
     An E-mail from Dharma the Dust Storm (Grades 1-3)
     An E-mail from Hector the Hurricane (Grades 1-3)
     An E-mail from Tommy the Tornado (Grades 1-3)
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud (Grades 2-4)
     An E-mail from Foster Fog (Grades 2-4)
     An E-mail from Sandy Snow (Grades 2-4)
     An E-mail from Sarah Sleet (Grades 2-4)
     An E-mail from Randy Raindrop (Grades 2-4)
     An E-mail from William Weather (Grades 2-4)
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm (Grades 3-4)
     How's the Weather? (Grades 4-5)
     Storms (Grades 7-8)

Non-Fiction
     Clouds and Weather (Grades 3-4)
     Rainy or Fair? (Grades 3-4)
     The Seasons (Grades 3-6)
     Storm Chasers and Spotters (Grades 3-5)
     What Causes Weather? (Grades 4-6)
     What Are Hurricanes? (Grades 4-6)
     Predicting the Weather (Grades 4-6)
     Weather or Climate? (Grades 4-6)
     Weather Fronts (Grades 5-6)
     Water, Water Everywhere: Furious Floods (Grades 5-7)
     How Thermometers Work (Grades 5-8)
     Clouds and Precipitation (Grades 6-8)
     Air Pressure and Wind (Grades 6-8)
     Tornadoes, Nature's Twisters (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Tornado Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Hurricane Work? (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Nor'easter Work? (Grades 6-8)
     Collecting Weather Data (Grades 6-8)
     Using Technology to Study Lightning (Grades 6-8)
     Lightning (Grades 6-8)
     Water Vapor and Weather (Grades 6-8)
     Controlling the Weather (Grades 6-8)
     Predicting the Weather (Grades 7-8)
     Air - The Atmosphere (Grades 7-8)
     Temperature (Grades 8-9)
     Hurricane Hunters (Grades 8-9)

Historical Events
     Big, Black Blizzards! (Grades 1-3)
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl (Grades 4-6)
     The Big Burn of 1910 (Grades 5-7)
     The Dust Bowl (Grades 5-7)
     The Dust Bowl (Grades 6-8)
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 (Grades 6-8)
     The 1993 Storm of the Century (Grades 6-8)
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak (Grades 6-8)
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938 (Grades 7-9)
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005 (Grades 7-9)

Spanish
     Seguridad durante las tormentas (grades 2-3)
     Cambios en la temperatura (grades 2-3)
     Los patrones que se repiten en la naturaleza (grades 2-3)

French
     Les repetitions dans la nature (grades 2-3)

Italian
     I modelli ripetitivi della natura (grades 2-3)

German
     Sich wiederholende Muster in der Natur (grades 2-3)


Books
            I Love Winter (Grades 2-3)
            The Sun Stands Still (Grades 2-3)
            Stormy Weather (Grades 3-4)
            Reading a Weather Map (Grades 5-6)
            El Nino (Grades 5-6)
            Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grades 4-6)
            Clouds (Grades 5-6)
            As Quick as Lightning (Grades 5-7)
            Lightning (Grades 5-8)
            Extreme Floods (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)
            Dry as Dust (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)
            Tornadoes (Grades 6-8)


Compare and Contrast
        Atmosphere Traits: Atmosphere Item Traits (Grades 3-4)

Disaster Traits: Compares three natural disasters (Grades 3-4)


Compare and Contrast Two Things (third grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (fourth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (fifth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (sixth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (seventh grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (eighth grade)
Compare and Contrast Two Things (high school)


Leveled Books
            What Is Precipitation?
            The Wind Blows
            If I Were the Weather
            Weather Words
            The Weatherman
            Clouds
            The Wind
            Mystery in the Sky


Conversations
     Hey Sam, what's the weather like today? (French and English)


Book Units
    It's Winter! (Grades K-2)
    Katy and the Big Snow (Grades K-2)
    The Snowy Day (Grades K-2)
    Curious George The Kite (Grades K-3)
    Kite Flying (Grades K-3)
    Inside a Hurricane (The Magic School Bus) (Grades 1-3)
    Thunder Cake (Grades 1-3)
    Tornado (Grades 1-3)
    26 Fairmount Avenue (Grades 1-4)
    Thunder-Boomer (Grades 1-4)
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Grades 2-4)
    The Littles and the Big Storm (Grades 2-4)
    The Littles to the Rescue (Grades 2-4)
    Magic School Bus #14: Electric Storm (Grades 2-5)
    McBroom and the Big Wind (Grades 3-4)
    Storm in the Night (Grades 3-4)
    Night of the Twisters (Grades 4-6)
    The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book Two) (Grades 4-8)
    Children of the Dust Bowl (Grades 7-12)


Math Problems
     Easy Addition and Subtraction
     Weather Math
     Negatives, Decimals, and Fractions
     Multiplication and Division
     Temperature Statistics (Mean, Mode, ..)


Analogies
             Weather Analogies


Logic Worksheets
     Cities and Temperatures Logic Problem Worksheet
     Precipitation Logic Problem Worksheet


Science Project
    Winter Weather Science Activity


Crossword Puzzles
     The Atmosphere  (includes words)
     Wind and Air Pressure  (includes words)
     Clouds  (includes words)
     Storms and Fronts  (includes words)
     Rain  (includes words)
     Seasons  (includes words)
     Thunderstorms and Tornadoes  (includes words)
     Weather Review Crossword  (includes words)


Word Searches
     The Atmosphere Word Search
     Wind and Air Pressure Word Search
     Clouds Word Search
     Storms and Fronts Word Search
     Rain Word Search
     Seasons Word Search
     Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Word Search


More Activities and Printables
        
Lightning
        
Nature
        
Precipitation
        
Sky
        
Snow
        
Snowmen
        
Storms
        
Sunshine
        
The Snowman
        
Wind


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