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Snow Globe Family Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Snow Globe Family will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of patience, this Snow Globe Family picture book by Jane O’Connor is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Snow Globe Family Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Snow Globe Family. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Snow Globe Family reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

SNOW GLOBE FAMILY SUMMARY

The book, Snow Globe Family, tells the story of two families. The big family, lives inside a real house and they have a snow globe on their mantel. Inside the globe lives a little family, very similar to the big family. Long ago, there used to be many snow storms inside the snow globe but now it hardly ever snows. However, the baby in the big family is very interested in the snow globe. One day, while some members of the big family are out sledding, the baby makes his way over to the snow globe. He gives it several big shakes, creating a huge snow storm inside the snow globe. In the end, both families get to go outside and have fun sledding in the snow.

Students will love this imaginative story about the little family living inside a snow globe.

SNOW GLOBE FAMILY LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Snow Globe Family, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Snow Globe Family reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • making inferences
  • making predictions
  • summarize/retell
  • comparing and contrasting
  • identifying genre
  • sequencing
  • cause and effect

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • patience

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • verb tense
  • adjectives
  • prepositions

SNOW GLOBE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Snow Globe Family book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Snow Globe Family?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD530L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24-28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7-2.9

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Jane O’Connor. It was illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

What genre is Snow Globe Family?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 40 pages long.

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