Reflection: Standards Alignment Climate Is What You Expect - Close Reading - Section 2: Close Reading - Passage on Climate


The distinction between climate and weather is a rigorous concept and the close reading of this passage provides support for developing an understanding of this concept.  Science content is ideal subject matter for close reading because while a passage such as this may be very short, the content and specific scientific vocabulary is very rich.  One reading isn't enough for students to incorporate this vocabulary and content into their thinking model about weather and climate and an understanding of this distinction is crucial. Therefore pairing the skill of close reading with this passage is a logical and productive approach.

  Close Reading in science
  Standards Alignment: Close Reading In Science
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Climate Is What You Expect - Close Reading

Unit 5: Climate
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT closely read a passage about climate and create a visual aid to help others understand the difference between climate and weather.

Big Idea: Climate is the pattern of weather over a long period of time in a given region.

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