Series of 4 titles
Weather is all around us. What is the weather like where you live? Weather Report introduces early readers to weather conditions while helping them develop literacy skills. Vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive reading experience. Weather Report titles include tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, and an index.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||C|
|Features||Index and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
These primers help younger readers understand weather (rain, snow, sun, and wind) at its most basic level. Each page contains one sentence, usually between three and four words. All sentences are declarative; many are in the present-tense plural. Full-page color photographs, featuring children of different skin tones, appear in each installment. Though the photos significantly reduce the amount of white space, bold text boxes help differentiate the words from the background. The images support the text well, but the choice to use visual cues to point to specific vocabulary terms within the photos is unnecessary. A “Words To Know” section concludes each book, reinforcing six key concepts by repeating images from the story. The introductory “Tools for Teachers” section may aid in curricular usage.VERDICTPurchase as needed for early reader collections.