Lessons & Units :: Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll 1st Grade Unit

Paired Text Questions: Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll & "Clouds"

Lesson Plan

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll | 500L

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the non-fiction passage “The Whys of Weather – Clouds” and the book Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll to write or speak about clouds and weather knowledgeably.
Duration
Approximately 15 minutes
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Non-fiction reading passage “Clouds”

Not Provided:
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the non-fiction passage “Clouds.” Questions 3 and 4 refer to the non-fiction book Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: "Clouds"
 
Read the passage “Clouds” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 1: What are clouds?
 
Sample student answer: Clouds are water particles that have come together in the air.
 
Question 2: How are clouds formed, or made?
 
Sample student answer: Clouds are formed when the sun warms water on Earth. Some of this water turns into vapor and rises into the air. This vapor makes clouds.
 

Part 2: Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

 
Question 3: What happens when the amount of electricity in a cloud is so great that the electricity jumps from the top of the cloud to the very bottom?
 
Sample student answer: It makes a giant spark, or flash of lightning.
 
Question 4: What sound does lightning make that we can hear after we see lightning?
 
Sample student answer: Thunder is the sound that lightning makes.
 

Part 3: “Clouds” and Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

 
Question 5: How does water go from a lake to a cloud to a rainstorm?
 
Sample student answer: The sun warms water in a lake. Some of that water turns into vapor. The vapor rises and becomes a cloud. Then the vapor cools and changes into small drops of water. Air carries the water in a cloud up and down. Eventually the water in the cloud falls back down to Earth.
 
Question 6: What needs to form before thunder and lightning can form?
 
Sample student answer: Clouds need to form before thunder and lightning can form.

Texts & Materials

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