Below is a blog post I did as a guest blogger for Hameray Publishing Company. They really have great books! Enjoy the freebie.
Part of our Spring Unit involves studying the water cycle. We read books, sing songs, act out the cycle and do finger plays. A great book to read is The Water Cycle by Alan Trussell-Cullen. This book is part of the Real World Series from Hameray Publishing Group and has great illustrations, photos and information. My young learners love this book even though they are non-readers! The book has a great Table of Contents. I used it as a teaching tool to teach the kids what a table of contents is and what purpose it serves.
This book could be used to teach multiple skills for older children. Not only i it good for information and research, vocabulary is bolded and defined in a glossary! To top all of that, there is an index too. If I ever teach second grade again, this book will be one of the first to go into my library!
Even though I don’t have any pictures to share today, I do have a freebie to share. This can be used with PreK-2nd grade! Younger children sequence the water cycle by the picture cards. This is a great listening comprehension assessment. Older children can use the cards and then fill out the response sheet. This is a great reading comprehension assessment!