The First Snowfall: Booklists and Lesson Plans

For many English language learners, their first snowfall in the United States may be the first they have ever experienced. It can be a magical experience, and it can also be a little overwhelming — and cold!

These resources are great for turning a snowy day into a memorable teaching moment.

Don't miss ELL teacher Amber Prentice describe her students' reactions to their first snowfall in the video clip below!


Booklists: Children's titles about winter weather

Snow, Snow, Snow!

These cozy, snowy stories are perfect for bedtime or for curling up on the couch! From beautiful books about polar bears to first snowfalls, these stories will provide enjoyment for all readers.

Reading Rockets: Let It Snow

Share the wonder of the winter season with these recommended books for children ages 0-9. You'll find books of fact and fiction as well as favorites both old and new.

Reading Rockets: Snow Days

What do short days, long nights, and cold weather mean? Winter is here! Even it doesn't snow where you live, you can enjoy anticipating snow, playing in it, and even seeing its colors in these and other books!

Lesson plans: Snow and winter vocabulary

For ideas related to winter activities and the science behind snow and ice, take a look at these resources:

Video: The first snow day

This video is also available on YouTube.


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