In Twisting Up A Storm the reader gainsan informative account of tornadoes presents intriguing facts and true-life experiences. It describes the destruction tornadoes can cause, how they form, how they are tracked, and why people chase them.
This book features:
- Dramatic photographs to promote discussion
- The use of background images and patterns to enhance the effect of the text
- The multiple ways of presenting information:- reports, fact files, labelled and scaled diagrams
- Map Technical vocabulary :- Doppler radar, supercell, meteorologist, air mass
- Website information for further research
- Procedural text and diagrams
- The personal perspectives of the storm chasers.
Twisting Up a Storm can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:
- Interpreting the information in diagrams:- using a contents page, index, and glossary
- Understanding scientific diagrams:- constructing and interpreting flow charts
- Posing questions for research
- Using diagrams to sort and present information.
Themes covered in this book are: Earth Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Science and Technology
Reading Level: 31++ (Black)
Guided Reading Level30
Theme/TopicEarth Science | Natural Disasters | Science and Technology | Weather
Strategy/Skillsexplanation | Procedure | recount