Let's Learn about Winter
Winter is a huge part of life in Minnesota, and the snow and cold is everyone’s favorite topic of conversation. Help your students learn how to talk about winter and have fun doing it! Follow the links to the resources below to find hundreds of classroom resources about winter in Minnesota.
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Busyteacher.org lets you download free worksheets and activities with a winter theme. A wide variety of resources, including worksheets, puzzles, PowerPoints, and flashcards. http://busyteacher.org/seasonal/january-worksheets/
The EL Civics website has PowerPoint presentations, games, puzzles, and vocabulary worksheets on a wide variety of topics revolving around life in the United States. This lesson focuses on the season of winter. http://www.elcivics.com/esl/winter-season-2.html
ESOL Courses offers free courses and online activities to adult and children English language learners. There are a wide variety of topics and levels available. This section features online quizzes, games, and activities for learners, as well as downloadable worksheets. http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/winter.html
The Minnesota Literacy Council created this curriculum with funding from ECHO (Emergency, Community, Health, and Outreach) and the City of Minneapolis Health Department. The goal of the curriculum is to educate students on the importance of being prepared for several types of emergencies that may occur in Minnesota. This curriculum is free to download, and teachers are encouraged to adapt it for their classes. https://mnliteracy.org/sites/default/files/emergency_preparedness_week_2_of_2_-_extreme_cold_safety.pdf
This blog post about winter vocabulary and winter idioms can be downloaded as a PDF for learners to read in class. http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/esl-winter-vocabulary/
You can sign up for a free account and download classroom activities, worksheets, writing prompts, and puzzles with a winter theme. The website is designed for K-5th grade teachers, but many of the resources are appropriate for adult learners. https://www.education.com/worksheets/winter-fun/