In Wind Power the reader follows a girl who takes a walk to the top of a hill to see a wind turbine and this helps the girl understand how electricity works. When they race home to miss the storm, she sees that electricity is used for all kinds of things. This book looks at all the things that the wind powers. Features The specialised vocabulary – “generator,” “blades,” “turbine,” “electricity,” and “machine.” The root word “wind” – “windy” and “windmill.” The labeled diagram to summarize the concepts in the story. The imagery of the wind in the illustrations and in the cover text. The final “y” consonant – “city,” “electricity,” “every,” and “windy.” The “bl” blend – “blades” and “blows.” Purpose Wind Power can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: recognizing and reading a range of different word patterns, including word endings discussing new vocabulary and extending understanding using diagrams, charts, and other illustrations to support writing.
Themes covered in this book are: Leisure and Recreation, Science and Technology
Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17
Theme/TopicRelationships | Science and Technology | Transportation
Strategy/SkillsUsing graphic sources | vocabulary and word
Dimensions165 x 145