by Gail Saunders-Smith

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Describes different kinds of clouds--cirrus, cumulus, stratus, and nimbus--and the types of weather they indicate.


Describes different kinds of clouds--cirrus, cumulus, stratus, and nimbus--and the types of weather they indicate.

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
How clouds form and what they are made of is simply explained. Cirrus clouds are thin and high in the sky and indicate rain or snow. Small white cumulus clouds mean good weather, while big dark ones bring heavy rain. Stratus clouds are low and gray and usually indicate drizzle while nimbostratus clouds are darker and bring rain or snow. The "Note to Parents and Teachers" points out that early readers may need assistance with the vocabulary and in understanding the sections of the book. It is also noted that the reader is challenged with compound and complex sentence structure. However, the clarity of the writing and the accompanying pictures will aid even the youngest reader. The "Words to Know" section defines the scientific terms and other words which may be unfamiliar to young readers. Suggestions for further reading and Internet sites for additional research are included. This informative book is part of the "Weather" series.

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Capstone Press
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Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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