Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a tale about a town where food falls from the sky in just-right portions, at the perfect time, and in scrumptious combinations. This module invites students to explore the weather, “play” with food, consider what it takes to be truly “full”, and dream up their own tall tales associated with food and abundance. The supplemental texts in this module invite students to be critical thinkers and consider how to respond if presented with an abundance of food, all while using their manners.
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 Play with Your Food 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:
- 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.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
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.