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  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Visualizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Super Pack


    The rich descriptive language used to illustrate the outrageous weather in ChewandSwallow is ideal for teaching students the strategies of determining importance, visualizing, synthesizing and skilled retelling and summarizing.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Two-Syllable Words
    • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
    • Running Record Assessment
    • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
    • Answer Keys
    • Complete Common Core Alignment
    • and More!
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    Comprehension Strategy Resources

    All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment

    Determining Importance with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs offers young readers excellent practice in determining importance because they have to distinguish between the events that move the story along and the events that serve as pure entertainment.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


    The “story within a story” text structure in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is excellent practice for readers who are learning to retell and summarize more sophisticated texts. Readers need to distinguish the events and characters within both stories to effectively retell and summarize.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Synthesizing with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


    The variety of characters and unpredictable events in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs provide excellent practice to students working on synthesizing. Wouldn’t it be cool if it rained juice? Students will enjoy discussing how their feelings changed on this matter throughout the story.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Visualizing with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


    Young students will have tons of fun visualizing the outrageous weather in ChewandSwallow thanks to the vibrant language used by the author.
    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
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    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Extension Activity


    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.
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    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.
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    Word Work

    A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Word Work - Two-Syllable Words


    Not only is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies; it also pairs well with a phonics lesson on two-syllable words. Select this individual lesson or download the super pack to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    RF.2.3 RF.2.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Vocabulary Connections


    Before your students can successfully comprehend and enjoy Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, they must be able to decode new vocabulary used in the story. When you choose any of our comprehension strategy packs, you’ll also receive resources and activities that support vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words. Download these resources to pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words.
    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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