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Meteorology Language Arts & Writing


These lessons are included in our Meteorology Unit Study.

Discover language and writing through the lens of meteorology in this in-depth, engaging Language Arts guide by Amber of So Simple a Beginning and Writing lessons by Sarah Wise. This study includes four Language Arts modules and four Writing modules:Language Arts Module 1: Weather Words

Language Arts Module 1: "Weather Words"

  • Learn new words related to weather
  • Expand your meteorology vocabulary and identify new words
  • Explore and dissect your new vocabulary words
  • Spelling practice
  • Rainy day spelling activity
  • Weather word search
  • Turn weather nouns into weather adjectives
  • Explore the etymology of your vocabulary words
  • Write a weather-themed story using words from your vocabulary list

Language Arts Module 2: "Who Has Seen the Wind?"

  • Enjoy and explore the poem "Who Has Seen the Wind"
  • Make a poetry teatime treat with a new tea recipe and a meringue clouds recipe
  • Listen to the wind blowing through the trees to set the mood for your poem study
  • Converse about the poem and consider how it made you feel
  • Make a wind wand
  • Summarize the poem in your own art and/or words with narration
  • Complete a guided study of the poem
  • Explore ways to sense the wind
  • Practice writing with copywork and W is for Wind activity

Language Arts Module 3: Verb Tenses

  • Learn to distinguish between past, present, and future tenses
  • Watch videos about verb tenses
  • Explore a verb tenses anchor chart
  • Color the tenses of different raindrops
  • Practice reading with helper (auxiliary) verb sight words
  • Write your own weather forecast using proper tenses
  • Past, present, or future activity

Language Arts Module 4: Onomatopoeias 

  • Learn to recognize and use onomatopoeias
  • Read through weather onomatopoeias and think of more to add to the list
  • Match different types of weather to their word sounds
  • Create your own onomatopoeias
  • Listen to thunderstorm pounds
  • Read the poem "Weather" and identify onomatopoeias
  • Write an onomatopoeia poem

Writing Module 1: Haiku

  • Learn about haiku and what makes up a haiku poem
  • Explore syllables
  • Write your own haiku with a guided exercise
  • Practice using your senses in your writing

Writing Module 2: Acrostic Poems

  • Learn about acrostic poetry and study different weather-related acrostic poems
  • Write your own acrostic poems given weather prompts

Writing Module 3: Limerick Poems

  • Learn what a limerick poem is and how to write one
  • Enjoy reading weather-related limerick poetry
  • Write your own funny limericks about weather with a guided practice activity

Writing Module 4: Free Verse Poetry with Onomatopoeia

  • Learn what free verse poetry is
  • Explore onomatopoeia
  • Write a free verse poem of your own
  • Create a final poetry project from given options

These lessons may be completed over the course of one month with one module per week, or more quickly or slowly depending on personal preference. This is a digital download and the files will be delivered via email upon purchase. Enjoy your exploration of language and writing through meteorology!

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