Lesson: Cloudy With a Chance of ...




Use literature to create a class writing sample about weather.



Read Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs aloud to the class.


Divide the class into groups of two to three students each. Explain that the class is going to create their own version of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". Before the class can start, the class needs to decide on an object(s) that will fall from the sky. Some ideas are: rain, hail, snow, favorite animals, favorite games, patterns, etc. Each group needs to decide on an object that will fall from the sky related to the theme the class chose. For example, if the theme were favorite games, then legos could fall from the sky. Each group will write a paragraph and illustrate what is happening in their section of the book. The illustrations can be done two dimensionally using crayons and paper, or three dimensionally using objects such as cotton balls, glitter, etc.

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When each group is finished, let them share their part with the class. After the groups have shared their work, the work can be collected and bound in a class book.

Optional: Make this a science lesson also by having the students make pages having to do with real weather phenomena.

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