Weather Resource Set

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Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini

Young meteorologists will have a wonderful time exploring the many types of weather we see on Earth while reading Kristin Baird Rattini’s nonfiction book, Weather. Along with the opportunity to practice comprehension strategies, students will also learn to use nonfiction text features including photographs, a Table of Contents, captions, chapter titles, a glossary, and more.

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Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Vowels (-ea and -ee)
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.6 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: 1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)
  • Making Predictions: 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6C 1.6E 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)
  • Retelling & Summarizing: 1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)
  • Synthesizing: 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6F 1.6G 1.6H 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)
  • Understanding Text Structure: 1.10B 1.10C 1.10D 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6D 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)
  • Word Work: 1.2A(iii) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(iii)
  • Vocabulary: 1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F
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    Weather Resource Set

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Weather

    Students will think critically to analyze many choices the author makes in this book including word choice and the inclusion of particular nonfiction text features as they work through this component.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)

    Making Predictions with Weather

    The questions in this mini lesson will provide readers with the opportunity to make predictions based on the photographs, chapter titles, and text in this book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10B 1.10C 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6C 1.6E 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)

    Retelling and Summarizing with Weather

    In this mini lesson, students will think about the main idea and important details in this book as they practice retelling and summarizing the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.6 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10A 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.8D 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)

    Synthesizing with Weather

    Students will gain new knowledge about the weather after reading the text and examining the photographs in this book, and through answering the questions in this mini lesson will think metacognitively about how their knowledge has changed.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6B 1.6E 1.6F 1.6G 1.6H 1.6I 1.7A 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)

    Understanding Text Structure with Weather

    As they work through this component, students will examine the author’s structural choices in the text and consider the author’s purpose in using these text structures to write for clarity and meaning.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.10B 1.10C 1.10D 1.10E 1.13D 1.13E 1.1A 1.1C 1.1D 1.6A 1.6D 1.6E 1.6G 1.6I 1.7B 1.7C 1.7D 1.7E 1.7F 1.8A 1.8B 1.8C 1.9C 1.9D(i) 1.9D(ii) 1.9D(iii)

    Weather 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.

    Weather Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Weather. 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.

    Weather Common Core Aligned Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Weather.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Weather Word Work - Vowels (-ea and -ee)

    Weather is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about vowels (-ea and -ee). Either download the Weather Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.2A(iii) 1.2B(i) 1.2C(iii)

    Weather Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Weather if they're prepared for the new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    1.3A 1.3B 1.3C 1.3D 1.7F

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Weather Resource Set.

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