Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
This lesson for grades 2-8 supporrts the development of fundamentals of geography.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
In this activity students are introduced to the common types of precipitation.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
students will summarize the book. First, they will work in groups to complete assigned parts of a story map. Then they will summarize the entire story as a class. Finally, they will create their own summary picture books to help them summarize the story.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Students use a spreadsheet to organize compound words they find in the book. Then they sort the words, create a new compound, and write a sentence using their new word.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Three lessons: economic terms "human resources," "natural resources," and "capital resources." They illustrate idioms, and they write a class newspaper based on the book. Includes printable handouts. Adobe Reader required; 11 pages.

Cloudy with a chance of ... what?
This lesson develops reading skills and incorporates learning about weather, healthy and unhealthy foods, and creating a database.

Compound Words — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Students work with compound words and their favorite foods.

Three-Meal Weather
The writer will brainstorm adjectives that center around food that might fall from the sky. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods will be brainstormed. Writers will then compose a three-part piece of writing that describes (with great adjectives) an entire day of raining food. This lesson focuses on organization and word choice.

Weather Unit
This page lists several weather-related activities. About 2/3 of the way down the page find vocabulary and pre- and post-reading activities specifically related to this book.

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