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             Weather



Spring Activities
            Wind and Kites


Read and Color
            The Wind
            The Wind Blows


Very Quick Readers
     Wind Energy (Very Quick Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     The Wonderful Wind (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)


Short Readers
     Floating on the Wind (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     Floating on the Wind (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     What Makes Wind? (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     Wind Cave National Park (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Swirling Wind (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     The North Wind and the Sun (Grades 4-6)
     Blowing in the Wind (Grades 5-6)
     Earth Movers - Wind (Grades 5-7)
     Wind Energy (Grades 5-7)
     Wind Farms (Grades 5-8)
     Air Pressure and Wind (Grades 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The North Wind and the Sun Compete (Grades 3-5)


Literature Book Units
     The Wind in the Willows (Grades 4-6)
     King of the Wind (Grades 4-7)
     A Wind in the Door (Grades 5-8)
     Inherit the Wind (Grades 9-12)
     McBroom and the Big Wind (Grades 3-4)


Read and Color Books
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            It Snowed, So That is That!
            Fedex Frank Makes the Rounds
            The Fairies' Gift (February 28)
            What is Spring?
            Clyde of the Desert
            Tundra Tales


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     The Ends of the Earth: Ann Bancroft, Polar Explorer

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     More than Just a Hole
     Tumbleweed Ranch
     Weather choices
     Whinytown Learns a Lesson
(Grades 6-8)
     Predicting the Weather

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Oceans of the World
(Grades 3-5)
     Alice's Spring
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud
     An E-mail from Dharma the Dust Storm
     An E-mail from Hector the Hurricane
     An E-mail from Tommy the Tornado
     An E-mail from William Weather
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Big, Black Blizzards!
     Camel Spiders
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Dangerous Vibrations
     Earth Hour Power
     Edgar's Adventure
     Emperor Penguins
     Gary the Goat?
     Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
     Greenland Sharks
     Hailstones
     Hot Air Balloons
     How Are Ocean Waves Made?
     How Ocean Waves Move
     In Winter
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 1
     Kite Shapes
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
     Mom, Can I Drink Salt Water?
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Plants: Over, Under, Inside, and Out
     Playground Gossip Hurts
     Preventing Fires While Fishing
     Rainy or Fair?
     Redwood National and State Parks
     Sedimentary Rocks
     Ski Jumping
     Stages of Plant Growth
     Storm Chasers and Spotters
     Storm Safety
     Tears
     The Addax
     The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat
     The Monster Storm
     The Mystery of the Floating Boy
     Wavelength, Crest, and Trough
     Weather - Choosing the Perfect Outfit!
     Weather
     What Do You Know About the Moon?
     What Is a Weather Map?
     What Is Air?
     What Is Weather?
     What's a Blizzard?
     What's a Hurricane?
     What's That On Your Head?
     Where Does Sand Come From?
     Why Does Weather Change?
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem
     You Can Write a Villanelle
     Your Sense of Hearing
(Grades 6-8)
     Air Pollution
     Alternative Energy Sources
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Cold Water with Hidden Surprises
     Collecting Weather Data
     Comets
     Controversy at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay
     Cruising the South Atlantic Region
     Dandelions
     Death Valley National Park
     Destruction - The Dirty Thirties
     Disaster and the Challenger
     Emperor Penguins
     Erosion
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 1
     Grand Canyon
     Growing Wheat on the Great Plains
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Do Hydroelectric Dams Work?
     How Do Penguins Survive the Cold?
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals?
     How Do Spiders Spin Their Webs?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Does a Tornado Work?
     How Does a Yo-Yo Work?
     How Water Changes Earth's Surface
     How Windmills Work
     Hurricanes of History
     Inertia
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     Inside the Hurricane
     Jumping, Leaping Horses!
     Ler Shee's Story: Myanmar Cyclone Relief
     Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration
     Monsoons
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     Neptune Is Neat (and a bit Mysterious!)
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Ocean Water on the Move
     Plains, Mountains, and Plateaus
     Plant Adaptations
     Plant Adaptations
     Predicting the Weather
     Sedna, Goddess of the Sea
     September 11 Memorials
     Storm Chasers
     Storms
     Structure - The Empire State Building
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Cottage
     The Dream Catcher
     The Dust Bowl
     The Dust Bowl
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 1
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 2
     The Highs and Lows of Air Pressure
     The Lost Wig
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Painted Desert
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Science of the Sun
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put
     Tidal Energy
     Tides
     Tinker Bell Takes a Flight
     Tornadoes, Nature's Twisters
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Tundra
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
     Two Kinds of Weathering
     Weather Fronts
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Are Sunspots?
     What Causes Weather?
     What Is Electricity?
     What Is Meteorology?
     What Makes a Plane Fly?
     White Sands National Monument
(Grades 9-12)
     Hurricane Hunters
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     Hurricanes
     Hurricanes: The Damage Left Behind
     Irene Hunt
     Jeb-Rails West
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story
     Renewable Energy
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part I
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part II
     The Last Man - Waiting Out the Dust Bowl
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     Write a Model of This Poem
     Write a Villanelle
     Write a Villanelle

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Great-aunt Felicia's Favorite Movie
     Mission Implausible
     The Butterfly Project
(Grades 9-12)
     Cracks in the Wall

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Argentina - Geography
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     Croatia - Geography
     Kenya - Geography
     Mount Rushmore A Sight to Behold
     Mount Washington: A Bad Weather Place
     Nepal - Geography
     Norway - Geography
     Thailand - Geography
     Twister!
     Yellowstone National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     Driving in the Big Sky
     Fiji - History
     Guam: In the Beginning
     Kenya - History
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Netherlands - Culture: Rembrandt
     The Auroral Lights
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World


Finish the Story
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     Prairie Dog Town (Grade 2-3)
     Building a Scarepeople (Grade 2-4)
     At the Balloon Rally (Grade 2-4)
     Come Fly Away (Grade 2-4)
     Where's Molly? (Grade 2-4)
     Runaway Horse (Grade 2-4)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 3-4)
     A Cry in the Dark (Grade 3-4)
     The Okie Camp (Grade 3-4)
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     Cattle Drive (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     A Dark and Stormy Night (Grade 3-5)
     Up, Up, and Away (Grade 3-5)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 3-5)
     Flakey Starts to Melt! (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Bradley the Brave Country Mouse (Grade 3-6)
     Sammy the Elf (Grade 3-6)
     Juan the Artist (Grade 3-6)
     The Groundhog Who Was Afraid of His Shadow (Grade 3-6)
     Persuasion Is Better Than Force (Grade 3-6)
     Into the Storm! (Grade 3-6)
     Sailing, Sailing (Grade 3-6)
     Hannah's History Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Don't Sit There! (Grade 3-6)
     Snowflake Magic (Grade 4-5)
     Inside the Old Bailey House (Grade 4-6)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     A Smokeless World (Grade 4-6)
     Whose Side Are You On? (Grade 4-6)
     Last Day of School (Grade 4-6)
     The Kite Competition (Grade 5-6)
     Independence Day (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Press on or Pass? (Grade 2-4)
     My Sister Smokes (Grade 6-8)
     Old Friend, Outworn Interests (Grade 6-8)
     Trick or Treat Dilemma (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     An Instrumental Wish (Grades 1-3)
     Half-Chick: A Tale from Spain (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)
     How the Brave Pot-Maker Helped the Rajah: A Tale from India (Grades 2-4)
     T.J. Tortoise and Howie Hare (Grades 2-4)
     The Hares and the Frogs (Grades 2-4)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     Turtle Goes on the Warpath: An Iroquois Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Living in the Sahara Desert (Grades 3-4)
     The Hedgehog's Race: A Story from Scotland (Grades 3-4)
     The Kite and the Cloud (Grades 3-4)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Zac the Bat Makes a Mistake (Grades 3-6)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)
     The House on the Hill (Grades 4-5)
     Reginald Flips His Wig (Grades 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     How a Bicycle Works (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Crazy Coasters (Grade 4-5)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     Dry as Dust (Grade 4-5)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 4-5)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     The Making of a Mummy (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     TX is for Texas (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Extreme Destinations (Grade 5-7)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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