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Project GLAD

Beaverton School District

Weather Grade 2

IDEA Pages
I. Unit theme:

• Weather is ever changing.

• Weather is caused by physical changes on our planet.

• Weather affects living things.

II. Focus and Motivation

• Big Book

• Observation Charts

• Poetry/Chants

• Realia: thermometer, rain gauge, anemometer, wind gauge, wind sock, weather vane, barometer, hygrometer, lightening machine, tiny tornado, prism, assorted weather related clothing accessories.

• Weather video

• Read aloud

• Inquiry Charts

. Closure

• Process charts/learning

• Add to living walls

• Personal Exploration

• Evaluation of week; letter home

• Present expert information in multiple intelligences

• Ongoing assessment - logs/journals
IV. Concepts:


• Aspects of culture develop based on the climate of a region.

• Radical weather patterns have created disasters for man/the natural world throughout history.

• Humans and animals adapt to the weather found in their region of the world.


• Weather is caused by changes occurring in the atmosphere of the Earth.

• Weather is manifested on a continuum of severity.

• The water cycle is a cause of weather.

• The sun gives off energy that warms the Earth.

• There are many types of cloud formations.

• Precipitation has numerous forms.

• Wind is created and affects life.

• We use many types of tools to measure the weather.

Weather has effects on characters in literature.

V. Vocabulary

water cycle droplet form

evaporation crystal anemometer

condensation thunder thermometer

precipitation lightening bolt barometer

moisture atmosphere climate

ice temperature humidity

hail freeze cumulus

cloud blizzard nimbus

rain wind chill cirrus

sleet rainbow starts

snow vapor radar

fog drought prism

wind flood hailstone

hurricane meteorologist storm

tornado prediction lightening chain

lightening rod forecast weather vane

windmill windsock tilt

VI. Oral Language/Writing/Literature Skills

See attached Oregon Benchmarks

VII. Math/Social Studies Skills

See attached Oregon Benchmarks

VIII. Resources and Materials - Non-Fiction
Research Library

Louise Gay, Marie-Stella Queen of The Snow

Hall ETS, Marie-Gilberto and The Wind

G. Shaw, Charles-It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Spier's, Peter-Rain

Barrett, Judi-Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Barrett, Judi-Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Steig, William-Brave Irene

Click magazine, 2002

Click magazine, 2002

Click magazine, 2002

Click magazine, 2002

Polacco, Patricia - Thunder Cake

Krauss, Ruth - The Happy Day

Seuling, Barbara - Winter Lullaby

Disney book - Where do rainbows end?

Dorros, Arthur - Feel de Wind

Tekavec, Heather - Storm is Coming

Hoberman, Mary Ann - Right Outside My Window

Gerstein, Mordicai - The Story of May

Singer, Marilyn - On the Same Day in March

Dorros, Arthur - Feel the Wind

Steig William - Amos & Boris

Branley, Franklyn M. - Snow is Falling

london Jonathan - Froggy Gets Dressed

Tomkins, Jasper - Nimby An Extraordinary Cloud Who Meets a Remarkable Friend

Ryan, Cheryl - Drier than a Bone

Ford, Miela - What Color WasThe Sky today?

Dunbar, Joyce - The Spring Rabbit

Non Fiction

Hopping, Lorraine Jean- Tornadoes

Malone, Pat- Wind Power

Miranda, Anne- My Climate

Sharp, Katie- Rain, Snow, and Hail

Watt, Fiona- Weather & Climate

Ashwell, Miranda- What is Weather? Rain

Ashwell, Miranda- What is Weather? Snow

Ashwell, Miranda- What is Weather? Sunshine

Ashwell, Miranda- What is Weather? Watching the Weather

Ashwell. Miranda- What is weather? Wind

Billings, Henry- True Tales of Howling Winds

Discovery Channel: An Explore Your World Handbook- Weather

Ling, Stanley-Reading Safari Xtreme Weather (2)

Allaby, Michael- How the Weather Works

Saunders-Smith, Gail- Sunshine

Saunders-Smith, Gail- Rain

Saunders-Smith, Gail- Clouds

Saunders-Smith, Gail-Lightning

Berger, Melvin- Wild Weather

Holl, Bob- The Reading Safari Encyclofact

Biddulph, Fred and Jeanne- Hot and Cold Weather

Biddulph, Fred and jeanne- Wind and Storms

Coffey, Michele- It's a Blizzard!

Kalinowski, Delphine- The Weather Report

Cutting, Brian and Jullian- Keeping Warm! Keeping Cool!

Cutting, Brian and Jullian- Getting Cold! Getting Hot!

Cutting, Brian and Jullian- Warming Up! and Cooling Off!

Burke, Jennifer S.- Hot Days

Burke, Jennifer S.- Cloudy Days

Burke, Jennifer S.- Sunny Days

Burke, Jennifer S.- Rainy Days

Burke, Jennifer S.- Windy Days

Burke, Jennifer S.- Cold Days

Mendell, Muriel- Simple Weather Experiments With Everyday Materials

McGough, Kate- When a Storm Comes

Woolley, Marilyn- When the Rain Comes

White, matt- Storm Chasers

Wong, George- Weather in the City

Park, Brenda- The Wind

Mangieri Catherine C.-Learning About Rain

Simon, Seymour- Storms

Buckley, Marvin- Weather Today

Weber, Rebecca- Winter

Fink, Jacob- Watch the Sky

Morrison, Rob- Flows and Quakes and Spining Winds

Sweeney Jacqueline-Cold and Hot

Sweeney Jacqueline- Frio y calor

Braidich Shelby- Learning About Clouds

Wong, George- Weather in the City

Weldon Owen PTY-Weather Watching(6)

Weldon Owen PTY-Rain Or Shine

Osborne Scince and Experiment- The Power of Nature

Kramer Stephen- Lightning

McGuffee Michael- Chasing Tornadoes

Kid's Discover- Hurricanes (7)

The Mgic School bus- Wet All Over

The Magic school bus- Inside a Hurricane

Branley Franklyn- Down Comes The Rain

Berger Melvin- Can It Rain Cats and dogs?

Taylor Barbara- Weather and Climate

Prentice Hall Science Explorer- Weather and Climate

Foss Science Stories- Measurement

Biblioteca Visual Altea- la atmosfera y el tiempo

Graham Ada- Changes Everywhere

Life Nature Library- The Earth

Fowler Allan- How Do you Know It's Summer

Branley Franklyn M.-Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

Nowak Jennifer- Hurricanes and Topical Storms

Buckley Marvin- Weather Today

Gibbons Gail- Weather Forcasting

Resources and Materials - Poetry

Schaefer, Lola M. - This is the Rain

Hopkins, Lee Bennett - Weather: Poems For All Seasons

Zolotow, Charlotte - Seasons: A Book of Poems

Kennedy, Dorothy - Talking Like The Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems
Teacher Resources

Foss Kit

Foss Science Stories

The Learning Channnel Elementary School - Dynamic Earth

Globe Fearon - Janus Earth Science

Lumpkin, Beatrice - Multicultural Science and Math Connections

Kepler, Lynne - Windowsill Science Centers

Amery, Heather - The Know How Book of Experiments

Kenda, Margaret - Science Wizardry for Kids

Project GLAD

Beaverton School District

Weather Unit Planning Pages

I. Focus/Motivation

Big Book What is the Weather?

• Inquiry Chart

• Observation Charts

• Weather Realia

• Meteorologist awards, thermometers

• Poetry Chants

• Realia

• Video
II. Input

• Meteorologist Input chart

• Narrative Input - Felix

• Cloud Formation Input Chart

• Read aloud: Fiction book about weather

• ABC Chart of weather terms

• Water Cycle Input Chart

III. Guided Oral Practice

• T-Chart for cooperation

• Picture File Cards - Sort weather events into categories:

likely, unlikely, certain

• Poetry/Chants

• Sentence Patterning Chart - weather

• Process Grid - See attached

• Variety of discussion/exploration groups, primary language and heterogeneous

• Ongoing processing of charts

• Cognitive Dictionary to process signal word

10/2 for connecting with content

• Vocabulary and picture matching on Input charts

IV. Reading and Writing

A. Total class modeling

• Shared reading

• Group Frame

• Expository, based on process grid

• Poetry based on poetry frame

• Narrative based on Narrative Input, read aloud, independent reading

• Done in primary language and English

B. Small group - Cooperative Tasks - Variety of groupings: Flexible; Heterogeneous; Need; Choice

• Focused reading

• Shared, guided and flexible group reading

• Interactive Reading

• Strip paragraphs

• Oral Book Sharing

• Flip Chants

• Strip Books

• Ear to Ear Reading

• Mind Mapping

• Big Books

• Reader’s Theater

• Buddy Journals

• Team Coop Strip Paragraphs

C. Individual Activities

• Silent Sustained Reading

• Mind Mapping

• Interactive Journals

• Learning Logs

• Reader’s Workshop

• Individual Coop Strip Paragraphs
D. Writer’s Workshop

• Choices

• Conferencing

• Author’s Chair

- nudges

- questioning/listening


• Music

• Art

• Foss Kit Experiments and explorations

• Graphing of weather


• Personal Exploration

• Team Exploration

• Portfolios/Conferences

• Process Charts and Learning

GLAD UNIT - Grade 1

Economic Choices”

Oregon State Standards

Recognize, pronounce and know the meaning of words in text.

Content Standards

Recognize, pronounce and know the meaning of words in text by using phonics, language structure, contextual clues, and visual clues.


Read accurately by using phonics, language structure, word meaning, and visual cues.

Read orally with natural phrasing, expressive interpretation, flow, and pace.

Determine meanings of words using contextual clues and illustration.

Students will:

• use context clues to choose the correct meaning for given words on the state assessment.

• use knowledge of common words in their compound or plural forms to help determine the

meaning of words in the passage.

• use illustrations such as picture, charts, graphs, or diagrams to determine the meaning of words,

in the passage.


Use a variety of reading strategies to increase comprehension and learning.

Content Standards

Locate information and clarify meaning by skimming, scanning, close reading and other reading strategies.


Locate information and clarify meaning by using illustrations, table of contents, glossaries, indexes, headings, graphs, charts, diagrams and/or tables.

Students will:

• use table of contents and indexes to locate specific information.

• use information in illustrations, graphs, and diagrams to help understand a reading passage.

• use a glossary to locate words to help clarify word meaning.


Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development.

Content Standards

Demonstrate literal comprehension of a variety of printed materials.


Retell, summarize, or identify sequence of events, main ideas, facts, and opinions in

literacy and informative selections.

Students will identify or summarize:

• the order of events or a specific event from a sequence of events.

• a statement or sentence indicating the main idea of the selection.

• directly stated facts; information from charts/graphs; names of characters, places, or things in

the selection; special circumstances relevant to the story.

• directly stated opinions.


Demonstrate inferential comprehension of a variety of printed materials.


Identify cause and effect relationships and make simple predictions.

Students will:

• identify implicit cause and effect relationships.

• predict probable future outcomes or actions.

• infer the main idea of a selection when it is not explicitly stated.

• identify unstated reasons for actions based on explicitly stated information in the passage.

Demonstrate evaluative comprehension of a variety of printed materials.

Connect reading selections to other texts, experience, issued, and events.

Read for enjoyment and information.


Analyze and evaluate information and form conclusions.

Students will draw conclusions about:

• author’s motivation or purpose.

• whether portions of the text are facts or opinions.

• identify which definition of a literary form fits the passage read.


Read a variety of literary forms of varying complexity from a variety of cultures and time periods.

Content Standards

Read a variety of selections and recognize distinguishing characteristics of various

literary forms.


Students will:

• identify a story poem, play, or a nonfiction selection.

• identify which definition of a literary form fits the passage read.

• identifies characteristics of a given form.


Evaluate how the form of a literary work and the use of literary elements and devices (setting, plot, theme, character, word choice, point of view, tone, language) contribute to the work’s message and impact. Analyze the development and treatment of themes in a literary work.

Content Standards

Analyze the author’s ideas, techniques and methods and make supported interpretations of the selection.


Identify character, plot, and setting in a literary selection.

Students will:

• identify main and supporting characters.

• identify events important to the development of the plot.

• identify setting, including place and time period of a story.

• differentiate among the literary elements of plot, character, and setting.

Communicate knowledge of the topic, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes and details appropriate to topic, audience and purpose.

Content Standards

Communicate knowledge of the topic, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes and details.


Convey main ideas with some details.

Students will:

• include an identifiable purpose and main idea in their writing.

• use some supporting details.

Structure information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences and paragraphs.


Structure writing by developing a beginning, middle and end supported by some


Students will:

• develop an identifiable beginning, middle, and end.

• sequence events.

• use some transitions


Express ideas in an engaging and credible way appropriate to audience and purpose.

Develop flow and rhythm of sentences.
Content Standards

Use varied sentence structures and lengths to enhance flow, rhythm, and meaning in writing.


Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, paragraphing, and citing sources.

Content Standards

Use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, paragraph structure, sentence construction, and other writing conventions.


Demonstrate some control of correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization.

Students will:

• correctly spell words appropriate to benchmark level.

• limit use of phonetic spelling to uncommon or difficult words.

• use correct subject-verb agreement in simple sentences.

• use correct end of sentence punctuation.

• correct place commas in dates and in a series.

• correctly capitalize sentence beginnings, proper nouns, titles, and the pronoun “I.”

Use a variety of modes in appropriate context.

Content Standards

Use a variety of modes and written forms to express ideas.


Use a variety of written forms to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose.

Use multi-step writing process to express ideas.

Reflect upon and evaluate own writing.



Demonstrate control of eye contact and speaking rate.

Content Standards

Use eye contact, speaking rate to communicate ideas effectively when speaking.


Demonstrate some control of eye contact and speak at an appropriate rate and


Units and Tools

Determine and use appropriate standard and nonstandard units and tools of measurement to measure.

Content Standards

Determine appropriate units, tools, and techniques to measure.


Select the appropriate units and tools to measure volume and temperature.

Students will choose the most appropriate tool and unit of measurement for common, everyday

objects including:

• length

• volume (capacity)

• temperature-degrees Fahrenheit, degrees Celsius.


Use estimation to solve problems and check the accuracy of solutions.


Estimate solutions to problems and determine if the solutions are accurate and reasonable.

Students will round one, two, or three digit whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000 for

addition and subtraction. This includes real world examples up to $100, to the nearest $1 and

Direct Measurement

Describe, estimate, and use measures of time and money. Read and interpret

various scales (number lines, graphs, maps).

Content Standards

Apply direct methods of measurement in U.S. customary and other systems.



Generate, compare, and analyze data to draw inferences and make predictions, using experimental and theoretical probability.

Content Standards

Determine the probability that an event will occur.


Use concepts of probability such as likely, unlikely, and certain.

Students will determine probabilities using coins.


Formulate hypotheses, design and conduct experiments using appropriate technology, draw conclusions based on data, and communicate results.

Content Standards

Carry out and describe experiments.


Carry out simple experiments and simulations and compare the predicted and actual outcomes.

Interpretation of Data


Read, construct, and interpret displays of data.

Content Standards

Create charts, tables, and graphs to summarize data.


Collect, organize, display, and describe simple data using charts, tables, bar graphs

and line graphs.

Students will interpret data from charts or tables with 5 or fewer entries. Data will be limited to:

• whole numbers through 200

• whole dollar amounts up to $100

Representations of Mathematical Relationships

Recognize, create, extend, and reproduce patterns and functions to describe problems.

Content Standards

Represent and describe relationships between two quantities using words, pictures,

symbols, and/or manipulatives.

Represent how a change in one quantity can result in a change in another.


Recognize, create, describe and extend numeric patterns.

Students will:

• recognize a mathematical relationship in a word problem.

• extend and/or generalize patterns to solve word problems.

• supply missing addends and factors in equations.

• generate monetary relationships with values under $10
Number Theory

Apply number theory concepts to represent numbers in various ways and demonstrate relationships among numbers.


Use concepts of place value and grouping in whole number operation.

Students will apply:

• place values from hundredths (using money) to thousandths, inclusive.

• addition and subtraction of three digit numbers to assess regrouping skills.

• the concepts of odd and even numbers.



Read, write, and order real numbers.

Demonstrate conceptual meanings for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Select and use appropriate methods and tools for computing with numbers (e.g., mental calculation, paper and pencil, calculator, and computer).

Content Standards

Compute with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers using paper and pencil, calculators, and computers.


Compute with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers using papers and

pencil, calculators, and computers.

Students will:

• order first through tenth, in numeric (1st) or word form (first).

• add three-digit whole numbers with regrouping.

• subtract three-digit whole numbers with regrouping.

• multiply single digit whole numbers.

• divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole number with no remainder.

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