This Rigby book has a great pattern. Each page depicts a different kind
of weather, giving the opportunity to discuss local, seasonal weather.
It's pattern lends itself to chanting as well. Sometimes we read it as a
cheer, holding up letter cards as we spell the weather word on each
make predictions using the front/back cover, introduce book, title, author, and illustrator, then
read for enjoyment!
reread the book with the children, focus their attention on new vocabulary
We discuss what hail is.
reread the book with the children, focus on print conventions
Students learn that letters separated by dashes aren't read as words, but spelled aloud.
reread the book with the children, experimenting with intonation and expression, focus on
same/further print conventions or language targets
We highlight the sight word "like" and focus on the book's pattern.
reread and respond (responses can be oral, written, or visual, depending on the shared reading
Each child used the book's pattern to tell what he/she likes.