Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (1st Grade)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (1st Grade)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (1st Grade)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (1st Grade)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a classic tall tale about a town where
food falls from the sky in just-right portions, at the perfect time, and in
scrumptious combinations. Over time, the food becomes too plentiful and
the combinations too bizarre until the abundance overwhelms the
townspeople and they are forced to evacuate. This module invites children
to explore weather, play with their food, consider what it takes to be truly
“full”, and dream up their own tall tales associated with food and

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. 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:

  • Weather Log
  • Telling Tall Tales
  • Please Be Seated
  • Sketch to Stretch
  • Sanitation Workers
  • Singing Syllables
  • Play with Your Food

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
Tall Tale, Manners, Abundance, Syllable, Sanitation, Weather, Cloudy, Rainy,
Windy, Snowy, Gauge

Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.