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Lesson plan template (15 points each)

DIFF 510
Unit essential questions:
What are the components of weather?
Lesson question:
What the different types of weather are?
What are properties of each type of weather?
Common core or other appropriate standard(s) addressed:
Reading Standards for Informational Text
2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Lesson objective:
Students will recognize there are different types of weather.
Students will be able to name different properties of types of weather.
Students will track the different kinds of weather for each day of the week, by using their senses, on their daily weather charts.
Assessment:
Students will complete the preassessment at the beginning of this lesson.
Teacher will observe students weather books and their participation in group discussions.
Opening:
Have students think about what they know about weather. What was the weather like when school started? What is the weather like now?
What happen, why is the weather different? Put your hands on your head if you think you know. The class together will then fill out a KWL
chart about what they know and want to know about weather.
Procedure:
Teacher will inform students that we will be starting a unit on weather, and what we will be doing over the next few weeks.
Teacher will have students join him/her on the rug.
Teacher will tell students their job during the reading is to pay attention to the different kinds of weather, because we will be discussing them
after.
Teacher will read the book What Will the Weather Be? By Lynda DeWitt
The class will discuss the different types of weather, and compare and contrast their properties.

After the discussion students will be given parts from What Will the Weather Be? By Lynda DeWitt, to do for readers theater. Students will be
acting out parts of the book, including different weathers.
Teacher will then have students look outside, and determine the weather for the day.
Students will sing/learn the weather song, which is posted. And answer with what the weather is today.
Teacher will explain how the students will be charting the weather each day, and show an example using todays weather (line graph)
Students will return to their tables.
Teacher will hand out student weather books (journal, charts, temperature, and daily forecast/weather).
In the weather books, students will record todays weather, same as they did whole class. Then they will complete a matching of the different
types of weather on their own.

Tiered by product:
Interpersonal/Analysis: Students as a group will compare and contrast the different types of weathers.
Body Kinesthetic/Application: Students will act out different types of weather during Readers Theater.
Intrapersonal/Knowledge: Student will complete a weather sheet in their workbooks independently.
Closure:
Think Pair Share, students will TPS about different types of weather they learned, first thinking to themselves, then turning to a partner and
sharing.
Materials:

What Will the Weather Be? By Lynda DeWitt


Student weather books
Pencils
Weather song
Example of weather line graph
Reader Theater

Daily Weather Song


What will the weather,
weather, weather,
What will the weather be today?
Is it sunny, sunny, sunny?
S-U-N-N-Y today.
Is it cloudy, cloudy, cloudy?
C-L-O-U-D-Y today.
Is it rainy, rainy, rainy?
R-A-I-N-Y today.
Is it foggy, foggy, foggy?
F-O-G-G-Y today.
Is it snowy, snowy, snowy?
S-N-O-W-Y today.

Student Weather Book Page *I do not have access to students work. Students completed this sheet in their weather workbooks, that they are still
using in class with their teacher.
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Directions: Match the words in the word bank to their description.

Windy

1.

Sunny

___________________ When

Cloudy

Rainy

Foggy

Snowy

you go outside it is warm. The sun is out, and there are usually not many clouds

in the sky.
2. ______________ There are clouds in the sky and water is falling. Making the ground and things wet. Is
usually cold but can be warm.
3. ______________ The clouds are very low to the ground, making it difficult to see. Can be warm or cold.
4. ______________ When it is cold outside and rain freezes. Usually happens in winter.
5. ______________ When you go outside you can feel the air blowing. Things get blown around like tree
branches, leaves, and flags.

6. ______________ It could be warm or cold out, but you cannot see the sun, the sky is all white.