Measuring the Weather

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We can’t get away from the weather – it happens all around us, every day. In Measuring the Weather find out how meteorologists measure and forecast the weather.

The features of Measuring the Weather are:

  • The contents page, glossary, and index
  • Labelled photographs and diagrams
  • Background shapes and textures that support the theme
  • The procedural text in the students’ activities
  • The use of graphs
  • Specialised vocabulary:- hurricane, vapour, climate, meteorologist
  • Additional information in fact boxes

Measuring the Weather can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Assessing and building on students’ prior knowledge
  • Using the contents page, glossary, and index
  • Identifying the main points in a text
  • Discussing a text to generate further questions
  • Using electronic media for further research
  • Writing and following instructions

Themes covered in this book are: Physical Science, Science and Technology, Maths, Weather

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorBill Gaynor

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level25

GenreExplanation | Procedure

Theme/TopicMaths | Physical Science | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | features of non-fiction | Prior knowledge | using texts as models

Page Count32