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Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLANS: WEEK 19 Snow is Falling

December 16 Deedee 3 min read

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow:  Reading Ideas

For this week’s close reading the book Snow is Falling is perfect!  This is one of our Engaging Readers books and it is filled with all sorts of information about snow and how it is formed.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

We use the information from the text to create a few charts to organize our learning.  The schema chart helps us keep track of our new learning.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

And this chart helps us with our responding to the text.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow: Responding to the text

As you know, our Engaging Readers units as students to dive deep into comprehending the text.  They spend a fair amount to time discussing the book each day with a different comprehension strategy focus.

Here are a few of the students’ responses.

Visualizing

This is one reading strategy that we often ignore or under teach in kindergarten and first grade.  Often times, teachers use pictures books in these primary grades.  The illustrations are provided, so it might not be obvious that students are not visualizing.  However, when students move to texts in the upcoming years where there are fewer illustrations, student failure to visualize can grossly impede their comprehension.  Don’t wait!  Exercise this skill right away!

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Schema

Students work on examining what they know and what they learned about snow.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Informational Writing about Snow

Then students do a little informational writing about snow.  

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow:  Craft and Sentence Study

Each week with our Engaging Readers we include a craft and a sentence study!  Sometimes it is fun to combine the two activities, but you don’t have to.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Here are some great examples!

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom. Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

You can find all of the activities above in our Engaging Readers units:

We use a similar craft in our Second Grade Unit:

We also have centers that go with our Engaging Readers Units.  Here is a peek at them for this book.

As you can see, there are two levels of each center so you can differentiate the tasks.

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

You can find these activities and more by clicking:

Other Winter Center Ideas

You can find these activities by clicking on the pictures below.

This is called Time Me! and my students love it.  We first learn this activity using the alphabet.  Over time, we add sight words.  I like to still include the alphabet cards because some students are still working on that skill.  We also have phrases for those who need a challenge.  Because the file is editable it is so easy to make adjustments to the cards so they can fit our students’ EXACT needs!

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.
You can see this little friend is using Set 4 for practice. The bin can have up to 9 different sets… so there is something for everyone.

This is another fun fluency activity.  This time it is for math and math skills.  Some students are working on counting and number recognition while others are adding and subtracting.  PSSST… it is also editable so you can add your own equations!

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

Here is a fun little BUMP game.  Students are looking to words that rhyme!

Learning About Snow Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade with the book Snow is Falling. Reading comprehension, writing prompts, a craft and more. Check out my lesson plan ideas with math and literacy center ideas too for your classroom.

LESSON PLANS

You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template.  I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use).  You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first.  This way the formatting will not be off.  Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.

LESSON PLANS You may download these lesson plans. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.

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