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 books about snow and winter

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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