The Snowy Day follows a young boy named Peter on a snow-white (with a smidgen of color) exploration after he wakes to find his city covered in snow. Like Peter, students will awaken their senses and play in the snow to experience its features. Students will listen to wintry sounds and use their bodies to demonstrate understanding of newly learned snowy vocabulary such as crunching, dragging, sliding, and packing. After creating a wintery scene, students will place themselves in the art, using their imaginations to transport into their own snowy scenes. Like Peter, they will explore how animals leave tracks in the snow and think critically about what information those tracks provide.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Snowsuit Collage for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Snow Discovery Table
- Making Predictions
- Learning Vocabulary
- Sound Carpet
- Elements of a Story
- Snowsuit Collage
- Setting Exploration
- Comparing Texts
- Tracks in the Snow
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Snowsuit, Tracks, Smacking, Heaping, Firm
Note: This module is part of Kindergarten: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.