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Weather Words and What They Mean (edition 1990)

by Gail Gibbons

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Title:Weather Words and What They Mean
Authors:Gail Gibbons
Info:Holiday house (1990), Hardcover, 32 pages
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This is an informational book that teaches to verbiage of weather to young children.

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Source Pierce County Library-Puyallup
  Rachel_337 | Jun 4, 2017 |
Weather words is an informational book about the weathe. It introduces weather concepts in a simplified and easy to understand wa. It also introduces readers to weather vocabulary. It uses pictures to show exactly what each word means along with a written explanation.

This is a neat book. While simple, it covers many different weather events and adds to the readers vocabulary. It is reminiscent of a comic book or graphic novel in the way the words and pictures are presented. I enjoyed the brightly colored pictures and the simplistic way it explains weather events and how they are formed. I would recommend this book for elementary students.

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1. Create a graph or chart of the weather for one month.
2. Watch the weather channel daily and discuss any questions the student may have. ( )
  joaplant | Apr 24, 2017 |
I liked this book for a few reasons. First, I liked how the author used very simplified language to explain difficult and abstract concepts. It is written in a way that can be helpful for a wide age range of students (different parts of the book for different ages). Second, the book provides pleasant, informative pictures and diagrams to enhance and explain the text. The big idea of this book is to introduce and explain basic weather concepts. ( )
  rsochu1 | Feb 27, 2015 |
• Summary of content/review: This picture book introduces the different types of weather, their names, and what they mean, as well as gives a corresponding illustration of each.
• Evaluation: Though there is not a story setting, the different settings of the weather change as the different weather is described, and are illustrated as well.
• Target audience: 1st-2nd grade
• Connection to classroom: One could use this book during science lessons, when introducing types of weather.

Genre: non-fiction, science, weather

RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Classification: Non-fiction
  Nall0705 | Oct 31, 2014 |
This book pretty clearly explains the different components of weather. It might be too much for a younger reader, but an older reader could certainly benfit from it, so long as they don't find the illustrations off-putting. The facts are written in a simple, easily understood format. Overall, the text would be right for a beginner in the science of weather. It's like a more reader-friendly version of the dictionary. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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Introduces basic weather terms and concepts.

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Introduces basic weather terms and concepts.

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