In Unit 3, students learn how to write narratives. Curious Sofia returns one last time, this time sharing a beloved weather narrative, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, with the kindergarten students. Students consider the Unit 3 guiding question—“How can I write a story that teaches my reader about weather?”—as they analyze The Snowy Day as a mentor text about a character whose day is affected by the weather. Students brainstorm ideas, create puppets of their own imaginary character, and engage in role-play activities as they illustrate and write an imaginary weather narrative, the performance task for the module. Students also practice giving and receiving feedback to make their writing stronger.
Toward the end of the unit, students engage in the Unit 3 Assessment, a speaking and listening assessment during which they reflect on their processes as writers (SL.K.4, SL.K.6, and L.K.1). This assessment also serves as preparation for the module culmination, a Weather Expo, in which students share their completed weather narratives, as well as their weather journals and interactive class map from Unit 2.