This winter weather library lesson is jam-packed with fun winter facts! It includes a differentiated activity and winter weather vocabulary such as climate vs. weather, solstice, temperature, snow, hemisphere, and more.
Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you!
Needed to open and edit: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This lesson is editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All body text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 14 slides are whole class lesson slides.
- that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
- 2 Scavenger Hunt activities (2 pages)
- AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)
14 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:
- Introduction to the winter weather theme
- Brief introduction to Aesop and fables
- Full-text weather-themed fable: “The Wind and the Sun” (adapted so the language is clear for Grades 2-4)
- Links to two additional full-text winter-themed fables if you want to extend the lesson.
24 Scrolling Slides include:
- Fun winter facts and trivia questions
- Weather vs. climate – What’s the difference?
- Winter weather in different hemispheres
- 2 winter idioms – “give the cold shoulder” and “skating on thin ice”
- 2 kid-friendly, step-by-step recipes – hot chocolate and grilled cheese
- This or That?
- Would you rather?
- Snowmen joke
IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included. You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book. If your library owns the ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks through your online catalog or ebook management platform.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – C.1. – D.1.
- Explore – A.1.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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