Grades 3–5 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: Inside Weather

Watch the video Inside Weather to see how extreme weather can have an impact on our lives.

Let’s Read: The Weather Box

Woojin invents a box that controls the weather. It's a great idea...until the box disappears! When a snowstorm hits in the middle of the summer, Woojin knows he has to find his weather box, and find it fast!

Download The Weather Box

 

Quiz

How much do you know about The Weather Box? 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 2 Activity

Let’s Reread: The Weather Box

Woojin invents a box that controls the weather. It's a great idea...until the box disappears! When a snowstorm hits in the middle of the summer, Woojin knows he has to find his weather box, and find it fast!

Download The Weather Box

 

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Response Writing: Write a Journal Entry 

  • Write a journal entry as if you were Woojin. Describe the day’s events.
  • Tell about what happened and what your feelings were as your problems grew.

Vocabulary & Language: Find Adverbs 

  • Adverbs make a story more interesting. Adverbs describe action words and answer the questions how, when, and where. Many adverbs end in -ly, such as quickly.
  • Find at least five adverbs in the story. Talk about how each adverb adds interest to the scene.

Family Support

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


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Read: Nature’s Sculptures

You might not know it, but wind, water, and ice can change the shape of the land. These forces may work for millions of years to create nature's sculptures. Find out how they work and what amazing shapes they have formed.

Download Nature's Sculptures

 

Quiz

How much do you know about Nature's Sculptures? 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: Nature’s Sculptures

You might not know it, but wind, water, and ice can change the shape of the land. These forces may work for millions of years to create nature's sculptures. Find out how they work and what amazing shapes they have formed.

Download Nature's Sculptures

 

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Project: Make a Model 

  • Choose one of the landforms you read about.
  • Use construction paper or other materials to make a model of the landform.
  • Display your model and tell others how nature formed it.

Research Connection: Discover More Landforms 

  • Do an online search to find out about other landforms created by weather and erosion. Some ideas include a cave, a butte, or a mesa.
  • Create an information sheet about one landform. Include its name, what makes it special, and how it was formed.

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 and what it can do. Today you’ll read about a group of scientists that gets up close and personal with storms.

Let’s Read: Storm Chasers

Why would someone run toward a storm? Learn about storm chasers and storm spotters who study big storms, such as tornadoes and hurricanes.

Download Storm Chasers


Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Capture It with a Caption 

  • Imagine you are a writer and photographer for a newspaper. Your job is to take pictures and write captions, short sentences that describe the picture. Write a caption for each picture on the activity page. Look for more photos of wild weather in magazines or books and write your own captions.


Family Support

Be a weather reporter! Have children give a weather report to tell about the weather outside and how they should dress for the day. Tell them to use words that describe the temperature and what it is like, such as sunny, hot, windy, or cloudy. Challenge them to give a five-day forecast and then track the weather to find out how accurate they were.

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