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!
This lesson has 49 slides & pages, and includes:
- 38-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
- All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 14 slides are whole class lesson slides.
- 24 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- List of 18 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
- Scavenger Hunt activity and answer key (2 pages, PowerPoint and PDF)
- Students “hunt” for images and information in the scrolling slides part of the presentation. This gives students something to focus on during library checkout and downtime.
- Editable lesson plan (2 pages) with:
- AASL National School Library Standards (2018),
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)
14 Whole Class Lesson Slides:
- 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:
- 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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Laura Runge (verified owner) –
Full of good info and fun activities. My only complaint is that the Scavenger Hunt mentions the Idiom about getting “the cold shoulder” and that slide does not appear in Google Slides presentation. If you downloaded and planned in a rush, you would miss it.
Collette J. –
Thanks for leaving a review about this product! Leigh from Mrs. ReaderPants let us know that the “cold shoulder” idiom appears of Slide #27 in the lesson presentation and in the scavenger hunt.
If it’s missing, it might be a good idea to get a “fresh copy” of the master slides using the Google link in the product. If it’s still not there, please reach out to us via the Contact page.
Collette J. –
Just a note to say: The “cold shoulder” idiom slide has been fixed in an update. Thank you for your purchase!