Meteorology

Recommended Read-Alouds

Some of the lessons include optional read-aloud storybooks that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books are suggested as additional information to complement the unit if you choose. Note: Not all lessons have suggested read-alouds.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience.  Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

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Lesson 2 – Introduction to Seasons

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Fiction

Interest level K-3

*Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon J Muth

Fiction

Interest level K-6



All the Seasons of the Year by Deborah Lee Rose

Fiction

Interest level K-2

Lesson 3 – Why We Have Seasons

The Reasons For Seasons by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-4


Lesson 4 – The Earth’s Atmosphere

Twisters and Other Terrible Storms by Will and Mary Pope Osborne

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-6

Also recommended for lessons 11-12 and 15-19

Lesson 5 – What Is Weather?

What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

Weather Words by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 7 – What Is Air?

Air: A Resource Our World Depends On by Ian Graham

Nonfiction

Interest level 3-6

Lesson 11 – Wind

Wind by Marion Dane Bauer

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

 

*Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 12 – What Are Clouds?

Clouds by Marion Dane Bauer

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2

Lesson 13 – Types of Clouds

 

*Clouds by Anne Rockwell

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 14 – Rain


Once There Was a Raindrop by Judith Anderson

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

This book is also a suggested read-aloud for our Water and Our World unit.


Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


It’s Raining! by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 15 – Thunder and Lightning


Lightning! by Jeff Bauer

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2


Lesson 16 – Snow, Hail, and Blizzards


*Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Biography

Interest level K-4


Snow Is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2


*It’s Snowing! by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

 

Whiteout! A Book About Blizzards by Rick Thomas

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


*The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Fiction

Interest level K-2


*Blizzards! by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

Lesson 17 – Severe Weather: Tornadoes


Twister! by Kris Hirschmann

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Tornadoes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 18 – Severe Weather: Hurricanes


*Hurricanes by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-4

 


Hurricane Watch by Melissa Stewart

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Eye of the Storm: A Book About Hurricanes by Rick Thomas

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-4


Hurricanes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


Lesson 19 – Forecasting Weather


*Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons

Nonfiction

Interest level 1-5

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