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Māori Word Study
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No. of pages: 5

This set of flashcards, ‘The Weather Māori Matching Cards’ supports Māori vocabulary development about the weather. Topic based flashcards are a great tool for teachers or parents to build a child’s vocabulary and improve word association.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 10

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Aftermath of a Storm’, features a narrative text about a young woman returning to her family home after a hurricane. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, mood/tone, cause and effect, vocabulary, setting, the main idea, emotional reaction, …More

Earth Science
No. of pages: 1

This Earth Science worksheet, ‘Bake It, Freeze It’ asks students observe and record what happens when clay is baked and frozen. It supports an understanding of changes in materials.

Clipart
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This illustration, “Boy in raincoat” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, …More

Clipart
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This illustration, “Boy with umbrella” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, …More

Vocabulary Development Activities
No. of pages: 12

This vocabulary development activity, ‘Build a Weather Bear’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to outfit a bear based on an assigned type of weather. It is aimed at helping students understand weather terminology. It provides weather bear picture cards, a weather wheel and weather item picture cards.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 7

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Building on Flood Plains’, features an informational text about whether building permits should be granted in flood-prone areas. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, reasoning, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, author’s purpose, importance, persuasion, questioning, genre, vocabulary, and drawing a …More

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Christchurch Earthquakes’ features the earthquakes that struck Christchurch and the rebuilding of the damaged city. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 5

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Charleston’s Lighthouses’, features an informational text on the history of lighthouses in Charleston Harbor. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, reasoning, detail, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Crushed by the Quake’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about earthquakes in Turkey.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 3

This graphic organiser, ‘Cutting Through Cause and Effect for Hurricanes’ asks students to explain the various causes and effects of hurricanes as they read a non-fiction article or text about them.

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 9

This analysing text worksheet ‘Devastating Waves’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about tsunamis. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order to ascertain …More

Editing Task
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No. of pages: 3

This Editing Task worksheet, ‘Droughts in the United States’, features the rough draft of a report on droughts. It encourages students to identify spelling, punctuation, usage, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is to develop students’ accuracy in written work.

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Girl in raincoat” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, …More

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Girl with umbrella” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Great Ball of Fire!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about weather predictions and the Sun.

Weather
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Help Me… There’s Lightning!’, provides information about lightning. It explains what causes lightning and includes tips on how to stay safe during a thunder storm.

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 10

This analysing text worksheet ‘How to Write an Evacuation Plan’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informational text about coping with natural disasters. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to examine …More

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 6

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘How to Write an Evacuation Plan’, features a procedural text about planning for emergencies such as volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, purpose, questioning, slant/bias, genre, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided …More

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘I Scream, You Scream’ allows students to sort information into groups, based on different types of weather conditions and seasons.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘I Will Survive’, features a humorous poem about the difficulties of early childhood. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about making an inference, figurative language, vocabulary, cause and effect, predicting outcome, and mood/tone. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘It’s Raining Cats and Dogs’ features a famous saying. It provides factual information about the possible origins of the saying, as well as providing other quirky phrases about heavy rain from other countries. It provides a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, …More

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Journey to a New World’, features instructions for students to describe a journey to an imaginary land or world. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest explaining the reasons for the trip, giving names to the land and its features, using lively words, …More

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Lightning bolt” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and …More

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 11

This analysing text worksheet ‘Mount St Helen Volcanic Eruption’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about this disaster. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Rain’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features two children playing inside as it rains outside. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Picture Story: Snow’ asks students to identify the story that best matches the picture, which features a man on skis talking to a penguin. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recognise the association between a picture and a short story describing it.

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 10

This analysing text worksheet ‘Preparing for a Hurricane’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informative text that lists steps for action. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at …More

Writing Traits
No. of pages: 4

This Writing Traits activity ‘Making Picture Diagrams’ encourages students to identify the usefulness of picture diagrams and to make their own.

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Puddles” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about surviving a tornado.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Racing a Tornado!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about escaping a tornado.

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Rain” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Rain boots” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and …More

Nursery Rhymes
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The classic nursery rhyme ‘Rain Rain’ is presented with illustrations ready for projection or printing. It provides a simple and engaging introduction to following rhythm and rhyme whilst simultaneously encouraging group cooperation and interaction. Accompanying sheet music is available for each item in this collection of classic nursery rhymes.

Clipart
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This illustration, “Rainbow” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Raincoat” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘Report on a Natural Disaster’, features instructions for students to create a newspaper report about a natural disaster. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest using senses to describe the event and including people’s reactions during and after the crisis.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 3

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Saving the Day’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about natural disasters.

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Smiling sun” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and …More

Analysing Text
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No. of pages: 10

This analysing text worksheet ‘Staying Cool’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about a very hot day. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to examine how a text is …More

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Sun” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 6

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Sunk by a Whale’, features an informational text about the 1819 sinking of a whaling ship. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about detail, character, making a judgment, cause and effect, drawing a conclusion, and reasoning. Answer sheet provided with file …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Swept Away by Mitch’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Hurricane Mitch that hit Central America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Big Chill’, is available at three different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the cold temperatures in Alaska.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Big Chill’, is available at three different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about winter temperatures in Alaska.

Earth Science
No. of pages: 1

This Earth Science worksheet, ‘The Changing Land’ asks students describe changes that can be made on the land by sun, water, wind and ice. It supports an understanding of geological changes.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Hurricane of 1900’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the deadliest hurricane in US history. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look …More

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 9

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption’, features an informational text about the devastating eruption of 1980. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, central purpose, reasoning, making an inference, detail, sequence, purpose, vocabulary, importance, predicting outcome, and making a judgment. …More

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘The Storm’ helps students to write about following instructions during a tornado. It encourages students to think about tornado safety and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘The Storm that Claimed Our House’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words in order …More

Weather
No. of pages: 3

This full page ‘The Weather Today is…’ weather chart can be reproduced for classroom use. It includes cut outs of different weather conditions and temperature arrows that can be added onto the chart to reflect the weather that day and can be printed and laminated for use as a classroom display.

Writing Prompt
No. of pages: 1

This writing prompt, ‘Thunderstorms’ helps students to write about how they feel during a thunderstorm. It encourages students to think about the effects of thunder and lightning and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Tornadoes’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 8

This content area reading activity, ‘Tornadoes’ is a maths based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to distinguish between literal and figurative writing and to use comparisons.

Plants
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This science article, ‘Trees and Seasons’ explains how trees change during autumn, winter and spring. It provides information about leaves and flowers and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific awareness in an engaging manner. A quick quiz on trees and seasons is provided.

Clipart
No. of pages: 1

This illustration, “Umbrella” is available in PNG format at 300 DPI resolution with a transparent background for classroom use. This illustration is also available in black and white. Lesson Zone has over 4, 000 pieces of clip art, searchable by learning area and theme. The clip art is fast and easy to download, and can …More

Writing Traits
No. of pages: 6

This Writing Traits activity ‘Experimenting with Voice’ encourages students to identify the voice in narratives and to practise writing in different voices.

Ireland
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This short nonfiction text, ‘W: Weather’ features important factual background information the climate in Ireland. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

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