Grades 1–2 Daily Reading Activities: Wild Weather

Welcome to Wild Weather! We'll provide five days of reading lessons designed to engage your child in an exploration of different kinds of weather.

Day 1 Activity

Let’s Watch: Rain Cloud in a Jar

Watch the video Rain Cloud in a Jar to watch a young scientist make a model of a rain cloud using shaving cream, water, and food coloring.

Let’s Read: What Is in the Wind?

What is wind and what can it do? Read to find out how wind can be helpful or harmful.

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Check Understanding

How much do you know about What Is in the Wind? Answer these questions. Use the text to help you.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Read: What Is in the Wind?

What is wind and what can it do? Read to find out how wind can be helpful or harmful.

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Write About It 

  • What other books have you read about the weather? Write a few sentences that summarize one of those books. Remember that summarizing means telling the most important ideas in a few sentences.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional review & respond activities together.


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Read: Snowy Days

Snow falls when it is cold. Does it snow where you live?

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Quiz

How much do you know about Snowy Days? Take the quiz.

Then, check your answers to the quiz. How did you do?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 4 Activity

Let’s Reread: Snowy Days

Snow falls when it is cold. Does it snow where you live?

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Project: Draw Snow Fun 

  • Think about how people have fun in the snow.
  • Draw a picture of you having fun in snow. Write a sentence to go with your picture. It is fun to ______ in the snow.

Vocabulary & Language: Explore Snowy Words 

  • Imagine you need to explain snow to someone who has never seen it before.
  • Use language from the text to write what you would tell the person, including clouds, water drops, freeze, and so on.
  • Take turns explaining snow to a partner.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 5 Activity

Let's Review

This week you've learned about different kinds of weather. Today you’ll read about two friends who get stuck in a storm.

Let’s Read: A Wrecked Ship!

Tess and Jay decided to go sailing on a gray day, but found themselves in a storm! Read to find out what happens when their boat gets wrecked.

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Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Write a News Story 

Family Support

Make weather flashcards. On one side of an index card, write a type of weather. On the other, list some facts about what that weather is like or what kind of clothing is good to wear. Repeat for other kinds of weather. Then play a game with a partner. Have one partner choose a card and read the type of weather. The other partner names facts. Then switch partners.

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