Snow lesson plans for your 2nd-grade classroom. Students engage in reading and writing activities to better understand how snow forms.
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino and Jon Nelson is the perfect nonfiction book to welcome winter into your classroom! The beautiful photographs capture students’ attention and allow for an engaging 5-day study using these snow lesson plans found in Engaging Readers 2nd Grade.
Snow Lesson Plans
Create an anchor chart with your class to display their schema about snow. Encourage students to think scientifically – not just that snow is cold. Ha!
Students can also record their schema in a journal. After reading the story, students can add what they’ve learned.
If you don’t have the book, don’t fret! Here is a… ummm… LONG video that may allow for restlessness. Maybe watch first!
OH and an absolutely adorable little review of this book! I CAN’T EVEN!
Dive deeper into the text to explore nonfiction text features. Students identify vocabulary and draw various snow crystals.
Students become authors and plan their own informational books about snow. This is a great way to tie in a unit on informational writing. Click here for informational writing resources included in Writers’ Workshop 2nd Grade.
Students continue their informational writing, being sure to include some nonfiction text features of their own!
One more piece of writing! Students completed some opinion writing to finish up the unit by telling the most interesting thing they learned about snow. They loved sharing this with the class and comparing with each other.
A Craft… Of Course!
Students love a fun craft so why not throw one in? After learning about the different types of snowflakes and that they have six sides and are symmetrical, students created their own snowflakes. They LOVED this activity!
It also makes a great hallway display for Winter!
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