Winter, spring, summer, or fall. All you’ve got to do is… check out TpT for an exciting collection of resources that bring topics such as seasons, weather, climates to life! “Weather” you’re looking for reading practice, science projects, or art activities (for any age), TpT’ers have got you covered — like a pretty, polka-dotted umbrella!
For Middle and High Schoolers
UtahRoots says, “I have a set of nonfiction reading passages on natural disasters for middle school which includes passages on dust storms and tornadoes. ELA and reading intervention teachers have given me great feedback on the passages because they’re short, high interest, and on a middle school reading level with appropriately challenging inference questions. They’re a great way to make connections between science and ELA!”
“My resource asks students to draw a specific miniature picture at each coordinate plane location,” explains Passport Math. “When finished, each quadrant will contain five pictures representing the same season. If a student has symbols from different seasons together in the same quadrant, he or she will know that some pictures were graphed incorrectly.”
From Mixed-Up Files: “Harness students’ spring fever by getting them out of their seats and moving around the room with these spring-themed grammar and writing task cards. My Phrases and Clauses resource lets kids find hidden phrases and clauses in spring-themed literature!”
“Students love to make their own weather maps! Here’s an interactive weather map tutorial that walks students through it on the computer.” – Science Rocks
Addie Williams recommends her storm scientist research project: “My students have always loved putting themselves in the role of a storm chaser and writing a storm chaser journal — they don’t even realize they’re learning!”
“I have a science literacy article on Climate Change and Pizzly Bears,” says Tangstar Science. “It’s about how climate change is causing more species in the Arctic to hybridize due to warmer weather. Polar bears and grizzly bears are now encountering each other more, and at times this causes hybrid offspring called pizzly bears. It’s an interesting way to add some environmental issues to any unit on weather. I researched and wrote the article myself, and it contains questions and an answer key.”
For Littler Learners
From KidSparkz: “This weather activities resource for early learners includes a set of activities to encourage awareness of nine different kinds of weather for preschool, PreK, and early kindergarten. The focus is on understanding the vocabulary describing the various types of weather and being able to recognize each type, discuss it, and illustrate it. The activities include anchor posters; picture/vocabulary strips for a word wall or pocket chart; ‘dictate and draw’ printables; large color flashcards; an emergent reader; a ‘clothes for the weather’ categorizing center plus follow-up printable; an interactive daily weather chart for a group or individual; and a ‘Dress the Weather Bear’ activity that can be used as a class or individual activity, a center, a cut-and-paste project, or a small group teaching prop.”
“My Seasons Close Reading Prompts and Writing Lessons pack makes it easy to support young students as they develop comprehension skills. It includes:
*A simple reading-comprehension passage for each season.
*Text-based questions for each passage.
*A structured writing prompt for each of the four seasons.
*An opinion writing prompt through which students share information about their favorite season.” – Anne Gardner
“Students can use this seasons science notebook to read about the weather,” says The Pinning Librarian. “This is great for a science notebook, or it can be used as an individual booklet. Ideal for early readers to introduce them to the four seasons!”
Adapting for Autism created these seasonal adapted books for special education classes: “Students learn about how they experience the five senses through each season.”
“Students with language disorders or other special needs often have great difficulty understanding time concepts like seasons, months, and holidays,” according to Natalie Snyders. “I created this Time Concepts for Speech Language Therapy to make it more systematic and visual for my students.”
From Undercover Classroom: “Have you ever made a paper bag book with your students? This weather bag book and interactive notebook is a unique way to gather evidence of weather learning. Have your students build the book throughout your weather unit and then send it home as a special keepsake that parents will cherish. My students love the secret pockets and flaps in their bag books!”
“This Reading Comprehension Seasonal Bundle contains comprehension passages pertaining to each of the four seasons,” says Ms Freeman – The Teaching Rabbit. “The passages are about weather, special holidays, and seasonal activities. This bundle is great for helping students build comprehension skills while focusing on relevant topics for each season.”
“I love teaching my students about weather! My product, called The Clouds Above Us, has everything needed — posters, matching cards, vocabulary, a ‘cloud book,’ and even photographs of clouds I’ve taken. I wanted to create a resource that has so much to choose from because I know from personal experience that some years I need to use different components based on my students’ needs. I know my fellow teachers need the same. My students have enjoyed this product, especially the photographs and book. It’s an engaging and fun resource to use for teaching weather!” – CampingTeacher
Renee Goulart Share2Learn relies on poetry and art to teach about weather: “This Illustrated Haiku for All Seasons kit integrates writing and art and works for any season. I’ve used this lesson very successfully with 2nd graders and 5th graders. Students generate word lists, write haiku, and create a border that illustrates the images they write about. NO coloring, NO tracing, NO templates! Just real writing and real artwork.”
“Our Weather Unit, for upper elementary grades, is a comprehensive unit integrating science, reading, and writing. We’ve included our original CLOSE Reading unit with text-dependent questions, a research report, essential questions for writing, and other engaging resources.” – The Teacher Team