Super Storms: Close Reading Activities

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Looking to incorporate weather science curriculum and reading together? This close reading unit is the perfect addition to your weather unit or spring activities! This 5-day unit is designed around the book, ”Super Storms” written by Seymour Simon.

It is designed to be used as a close reading routine, each day building on the previous day’s reading and at the end, students work to respond and create based on the text. Although it was designed this way, the unit does not have to be used this way in your classroom.

 

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Pack Includes:

  • Lesson Plans- A five-day lesson plan outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.
  • Stormy Question Cards- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.
  • Stormy Main Idea- Students work to identify the main idea and details on the text
  • Stormy Author's Purpose- after identifying the main idea, students work to understand the author's purpose in writing the text.
  • Stormy Compound Words- Students work to identify the compound words throughout the text. Then, using the word parts, students work to understand the meaning of the word. 
  • Compound Words Four Tab book- Use this tab-book as a way for students to explore 4 of the compound words found in the text. Students illustrate the word parts and illustrate the meaning of the compound word.
  • Wild Weather Tab book- After reading the text, students take notes of three of the storms mentioned in the story. Perfect for beginners! Includes grading rubric 
  • Storm Writings- Five writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-check rubrics. Perfect for an end of unit assessment! 
  • Super Storm Crafts-Easy print, color, and go crafts to complete. Use to decorate student’s writings. Includes templates for: hurricane, tornado, blizzard, thunderstorm, and hailstorm.
  • Storms Writing Lettering- Use as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ Writings.