With summer just around the corner, it’s time to put up the rain gear and pull out your swimming suits. In case you missed it, here’s a lesson plan developed by Sandra Andrews and Linda Gann to help your younger students understand the changes the seasons bring. And be sure to take advantage of our reviews, written by librarians for librarians, to find just the right weather-related titles for your collection.
The editors at School Library Connection/reVIEWS+ recommend the following print and digital resources for integration with this lesson. Subscribers can access the print reviews via the hyperlinks.
- Animal Migrations. Scholastic, 2015.
- Boothroyd, Jenny. How Does Weather Change? Lerner Publications, 2014.
- Brennan, Linda Crotta. Tell Me Why Leaves Change Color. Cherry Lake Publishing, 2014.
- Cox-Cannons, Helen. Thunder & Lightning. Heinemann Library, 2015.
- Series Title: Weather Wise
- DePrisco, Dorothea. Smithsonian Discover: Earth. Baker & Taylor, 2015.
- Ghigna, Charles. Hail to Spring! Capstone Press, 2015.
- Series Title: Springtime Weather
- Kostigen, Thomas M. Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! National Geographic Kids, 2014.
- Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Boy Were We Wrong about the Weather. Dial Press, 2016.
- Rustad, Martha E. H. Droughts: Be Aware & Prepare. A+ Books, 2014.
- Series Title: Weather Aware
- Sidman, Joyce. Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
- What Is Weather Forecasting? Britannica Educational Publishing, 2015.
- Series Title: Let’s Find Out: Weather
- Encyclopedia and other appropriate reference sources
- National Centers for Environmental Information. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html (Note: The Weather/Climate Events page provides searchable data.)
- CRONOS REVIEW. State Climate Office of North Carolina. http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/cronos (Note: Other states and regions have local databases for weather information.)