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Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 10

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Aftermath of a Storm’, features a narrative text about a young woman returning to her family home after a hurricane. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, mood/tone, cause and effect, vocabulary, setting, the main idea, emotional reaction, …More

Vocabulary Development Activities
No. of pages: 12

This vocabulary development activity, ‘Build a Weather Bear’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to outfit a bear based on an assigned type of weather. It is aimed at helping students understand weather terminology. It provides weather bear picture cards, a weather wheel and weather item picture cards.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 7

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Building on Flood Plains’, features an informational text about whether building permits should be granted in flood-prone areas. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, reasoning, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, author’s purpose, importance, persuasion, questioning, genre, vocabulary, and drawing a …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Charleston’s Lighthouses’, features an informational text on the history of lighthouses in Charleston Harbor. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, reasoning, detail, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Crushed by the Quake’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about earthquakes in Turkey.

Reading Comprehension
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This graphic organiser, ‘Cutting Through Cause and Effect for Hurricanes’ asks students to explain the various causes and effects of hurricanes as they read a non-fiction article or text about them.

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Droughts in the United States’, features the rough draft of a report on droughts. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written work.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Great Ball of Fire!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about weather predictions and the Sun.

Weather
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Help Me… There’s Lightning!’, provides information about lightning. It explains what causes lightning and includes tips on how to stay safe during a thunder storm.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘How to Write an Evacuation Plan’, features a procedural text about planning for emergencies such as volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, purpose, questioning, slant/bias, genre, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided …More

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘I Scream, You Scream’ allows students to sort information into groups, based on different types of weather conditions and seasons.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘I Will Survive’, features a humorous poem about the difficulties of early childhood. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about making an inference, figurative language, vocabulary, cause and effect, predicting outcome, and mood/tone. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Journey to a New World’, features instructions for students to describe a journey to an imaginary land or world. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest explaining the reasons for the trip, giving names to the land and its features, using lively words, …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Rain’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features two children playing inside as it rains outside. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Snow’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features a man on skis talking to a penguin. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about surviving a tornado.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about escaping a tornado.

Nursery Rhymes
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The classic nursery rhyme ‘Rain Rain’ is presented with illustrations ready for projection or printing. It provides a simple and engaging introduction to following rhythm and rhyme whilst simultaneously encouraging group cooperation and interaction. Accompanying sheet music is available for each item in this collection of classic nursery rhymes.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Rain, Rain, Come This Way!’ asks students to do an experiment that creates water droplets, then answer comprehension questions about the text. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in an informative and instructional text in order to ascertain …More

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Report on a Natural Disaster’, features instructions for students to create a newspaper report about a natural disaster. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest using senses to describe the event and including people’s reactions during and after the crisis.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 3

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Saving the Day’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about natural disasters.

Sequencing Activities
No. of pages: 2

This sequencing activity, ‘Seasons’ develops comprehension through sequencing images about the seasons of the year.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Sunk by a Whale’, features an informational text about the 1819 sinking of a whaling ship. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, character, making a judgment, cause and effect, drawing a conclusion, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Big Chill’, is available at three different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the cold temperatures in Alaska.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Big Chill’, is available at three different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about winter temperatures in Alaska.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption’, features an informational text about the devastating eruption of 1980. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, central purpose, reasoning, making an inference, detail, sequence, purpose, vocabulary, importance, predicting outcome, and making a judgment. …More

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘The Storm’ helps students to write about following instructions during a tornado. It encourages students to think about tornado safety and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘Thunderstorms’ helps students to write about how they feel during a thunderstorm. It encourages students to think about the effects of thunder and lightning and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Tornadoes’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Traits
No. of pages: 6

This Writing Traits activity ‘Experimenting with Voice’ encourages students to identify the voice in narratives and to practise writing in different voices.

Vocabulary
No. of pages: 1

This vocabulary activity, ‘Weather’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to complete sentences using weather vocabulary.

Reading
No. of pages: 1

This reading activity, ‘Weather Words’ provides opportunities for practice with matching descriptions of weather conditions to their pictures.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Weather Words’ provides opportunities for practice with finding the missing weather vocabulary for the sentences.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘What a Winter!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about El Nino, a storm that hit America.

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘What They Mean to Me’, features instructions for students to create a written account of a special person, place, or event. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest choosing a person you admire, a place you have visited, something that has happened to …More

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘What’s The Weather?’ encourages students to use mental images, stimulated by words to aid in the comprehension of text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Poetry
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No. of pages: 5

This Poetry worksheet, ‘When a Nice Day Isn’t a Good Day’, features a poem about drought and water conservation. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about detail, vocabulary, making an inference, author’s purpose, reasoning, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Winds of Destruction’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on Hurricane Georges, which hit the Caribbean.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Winds of Destruction’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on Hurricane Georges, which hit the Caribbean.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Yellowstone on Fire’, features an informational text about a devastating fire in Yellowstone National Park in 1988. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, detail, fact/opinion, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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