From the Series Disaster Zone
In Ice Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic ice storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest ice storms and what they can do to prepare for these disasters.
Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ice storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ice Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Ice Storms is part of Jump!’s Disaster Zone series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Simple explanations are paired with relevant illustrations to bolster confidence in emerging researchers. In addition to basic facts about the causes and effects of natural disasters, each volume includes a map where they are most likely to occur, plus several historic or contemporary examples. Small diagrams and text boxes help explain terms such as haboob. A hands-on activity, such as melting ice without changing the temperature, precedes the back matter. The exception is Wildfires, which suggests additional Internet research as the accompanying activity. VERDICT Good choices to introduce primary researchers to components of nonfiction.