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Books for Teaching About Weather

By Tracey Roudez

Grades

1–2

From Unit Plan: Air and Weather

 

The following books are helpful for teaching weather terminology as well as the changes that occur from season to season.

A Busy Year by Leo Lionni
Students can experience the change of the seasons as charming twin mice care for a special talking tree.

Classroom Tip: Add this book to your classroom library for independent reading.

The Big Book of Reproducible Graphic Organizers by Jennifer Jacobson & Dottie Raymer; illustrated by Amy Redmond
50 Great templates to help kids get more out of Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science.

Classroom Tip: Use the Weather Watcher Chart for recording temperature and weather conditions.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Check out what kind of weather is on the menu in the town of Chewandswallow!

Classroom Tip: Share this humorous book to motivate students to explore the weather.

Night Fighter: The Ultimate Book of Paper Planes by Adam Elliot
Fascinating chapters touch on everything from night fighting tactics to paper airplane folding techniques.

Classroom Tip: This book is a terrific reference tool, providing students with clear folding instructions for creating 20 different gliders.

Thematic Poetry: Whatever the Weather - More than 30 Perfect Poems with Instant Activities to Enrich Your Lessons, Build Literacy, and Celebrate the Joy of Poetry by Betsy Franco
Add pizzazz to thematic units, daily lessons, and shared-reading time with this irresistible collection of easy-to-read poems.

Classroom Tip: Choose any weather-related poem from this resource to enrich your lessons.

Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons
Bright, attractive illustrations make the explanation of weather fun!

Classroom Tip: Use this book to introduce a variety of weather vocabulary.

Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy and Wonderful Activities by Edward Brotak
A fun humorous approach to weather!

Classroom Tip: This book is a fun addition to your classroom weather center and will serve as an introduction to the wacky world of weather.

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
The mischievous wind snatches away the possessions of unsuspecting townspeople.

Classroom Tip: Although this is a book for preschoolers, it can be used as a Read-Aloud to humorously highlight the effects of wind.

101 Science Poems and Songs For Young Learners: Includes Hands On Activities by Meish Goldish
Reinforce basic science concepts through poetry and song.

Classroom Tip: Use these resources to extend weather lessons.

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