Weather Fronts & Air Masses – Guided Reading – Print & Google Versions



Teach the key points related to air masses and fronts using this easy to use and check set of worksheets on weather!


The reading passage portion of this resource covers:

  • What happens at each front
  • What kinds of clouds and weather can be found there
  • The four major air masses
  • How clouds form


The 4 student pages include:

  • 2 differentiated versions of a graphic organizer on the 4 major fronts fronts
  • A practice page to identify the different air masses and where they might form
  • Comprehension questions on fronts
  • Practice predicting with a weather map showing fronts


This product also comes with a ready to use Google Slides version for your convenience in paperless classrooms or distance learning.


Please download the preview file for a closer look at the contents of this resource!


Uses for this product:

  • Ready to print Sub Plans
  • Flipped Classroom pre-reading
  • Whole or small group opportunity to model and teach Close Reading strategies and annotation
  • Differentiation – Assign this reading as researching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using these simple instructions.
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.


Purchase includes a printable PDF file with answer key. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.

To be used with the following NGSS standard:

Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. Emphasis is on how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather (defined by temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind) at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide. Emphasis is on how weather can be predicted within probabilistic ranges. Examples of data can be provided to students (such as weather maps, diagrams, and visualizations) or obtained through laboratory experiments (such as with condensation). Assessment does not include recalling the names of cloud types or weather symbols used on weather maps or the reported diagrams from weather stations.


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