‘HOW IS THE WEATHER?’ by Jeanette Vuuren is a great teaching resource well-aligned to Common Core State Standards and includes core literacy and science skills aimed at year 1 students. The pdf booklet includes photos, images, a calendar, picture graph, word cards, picture cards with labels, a word list, colourful wall charts and lots of fun activities about weather.


HOW IS THE WEATHER? – INFORMATION by Jeanette Vuuren is a great teaching resource well-aligned to Common Core State Standards and includes core literacy and science skills aimed at year 1 students, as well as learners who speak English either as a second/foreign/additional language.

It includes information about the different weather conditions, as well as words, symbols, pictures, photos, sentences, sight words, adjectives and opposite, related to weather. The HOW IS THE WEATHER? – RESOURCES booklet includes teaching resources related to this book.

HOW IS THE WEATHER? – INFORMATION by Jeanette Vuuren consists of 78 pages and includes;
Examples to show the difference between;
Weather conditions
Weather words
Weather symbols
Weather sentences
Weather thermometers

Words, symbols & pictures of weather conditions (hot, cold, sunny, cloudy, wet, dry, foggy, clear,
snowy, rainy, windy, stormy, humid)
Words (segmented & blended) & photos for all the weather conditions mentioned above
Short sentences & pictures for each of these weather conditions starting with “It is …”
Weather sentences, photos asking what the weather is like in different ways and statements
Temperature – thermometers indication hot, warm and cold weather condition in degrees Celsius
Opposite weather conditions

RI1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,
RF1.2a, b, c, d
RF1.3 a, b, c, d, e
RF1.4 a,
L1.1 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j
L1.2 a, b, c, e
L1.4 b
L1.5 a, c, d
W1.5, 1.8
SL1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Characteristic local weather patterns
Daily weather changes
Weather conditions, data, symbols, charts, picture graph, calendar

OUTCOME 1.1 Identifies and shares information about features of their natural and built local environment that affect living things, including themselves. Id T KC1 KC2
POSSIBLE STARTING POINTS: Contributes to recording on a daily weather chart, and relates weather of the day to other activities (e.g. explains sun safety)
KEY IDEAS: Children collect, organise and share information online and offline about the aspects of their personal world that enable them and their family to live. Id T C KC1 KC2 relating to Outcome 1.1

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