While reading a short text on climate zones and the mountain effect, my kiddos struggled with some of the ideas that were being presented. I decided that it was a perfect time for a reading strategy lesson!
While reading, I modeled and had my kids participate in a few things:
1–Drawing a picture to show the mountain effect, labeling the windward and leeward sides and which side would be dry
2–Substituting the words ‘in the middle’ for the word temperate to help kids understand temperate climates
3–Discussing the connection between river currents (that students were familiar with) and ocean currents