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Lesson Plan: Snow (Reading - Grade 2)

Subject:  Reading

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To read the book, Snow, and answer questions about the story

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4- Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.




  • How do you feel when you see snow?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Today we are going to be talking about snow.  Some people live in places where there is snow for almost half of the year.  Some people live in places where it never snows. 
  • Wherever people live, when they see snow in person or in pictures, it can make you feel a certain way.  Some people are really excited and some people feel peaceful.
  • There are many things that people like to do in the snow.  Some people like to walk and watch the snow fall, some people like to go sledding and some people like to have snowball fights.  What do you like to do in the snow?  (If you live somewhere that does not get snow, ask, What would you like to do in the snow?)  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • You are now going to be listening to a story about snow.
  • As you listen to the story, I want you to be thinking about what is happening in the story, but I also want you to be thinking about the words that the author is using.  How do the words that she is using help you to imagine and feel what is happening?
  • I am going to give you a worksheet that has questions about the story you just heard. 
  • After you have finished doing the worksheet, we will talk about your answers.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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