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Lesson Plan: Snowflakes (Reading: Grade K)

winter is here lesson

Subject:  Reading

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To read the book, Winter is Here, and then answer questions about the book

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.





  • When you think about winter, what do you think about?  (Allow the students to answer.)




  • When most people think about winter, they think about the cold and snow. 
  • There are so many different things that you can do in the snow in the winter.  What do you like to do in the snow or would you like to do in the snow?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Sledding, building a snowman, having a snowball fight, making snow angels, ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing are all great activities to do in the snow.
  • Snow is fun to play in.  Snow is also beautiful to look at.  When it snows, it looks so pretty and when the snow lands on trees, it looks like they are wearing blankets.
  • Some people like to stand outside in the snow and try to catch snowflakes on their tongue.  It is also fun to catch snowflakes on your mittens or gloves and look at them.  Every snowflake looks different.
  • Today, we are going to read the book, Winter is Here.  Raise your hand if you have read this book before.  This book is by Kevin Henkes.  He wrote other books that you might have read such as Wemberly Worried and Chrysanthemum.
  • While we are listening, think about how the author describes the snow.
  • After you listen to the story, we are going to do a worksheet together.
  • 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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