Twisters! (DK Readers Level 2 Series)

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Experience the unimaginable power and force of a tornado through vivid real-life stories.

Combine DK's highly successful visual approach with engaging and easy-to-read stories and you'll have a series of books guaranteed to capture and delight the imagination of any child. Each level is intended to help develop reading skills and general knowledge to build a lifelong love of reading. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in ...
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Overview

Experience the unimaginable power and force of a tornado through vivid real-life stories.

Combine DK's highly successful visual approach with engaging and easy-to-read stories and you'll have a series of books guaranteed to capture and delight the imagination of any child. Each level is intended to help develop reading skills and general knowledge to build a lifelong love of reading. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these colorful books use evocative illustrations and breathtaking photos to build an appreciation for these great stories. This Level 2 book is perfect for children who are beginning to read alone.
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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-One of the basic ideas that school librarians teach primary-grade students is the difference between fiction and nonfiction. So why do publishers continue to muddy the waters by using fictitious stories and characters in nonfiction books? Such is the case with Twisters! The first third of the book is devoted to a farmer and his dog, Barney, who stay outside in full view despite a tornado and hailstones the size of golf balls. The rest of the text provides a simple explanation of how tornadoes are formed and function, as well as their effects on the environment. The book is also filled with incredible real-life events surrounding tornadoes that occurred in the past and includes passable photographs. One has to wonder why one of those episodes was not used as the anecdotal introduction. More problematic for beginning readers, though, is that the book lacks any organizational structure such as chapters or sections. Segmenting the material is important to help beginning researchers navigate through or at least distinguish the fictitious beginning from the factual content. Other problems include the absence of the word "tornado" until well into the book and no mention of where twisters occur, other than Tornado Alley in the Midwest. While there is a need for nonfiction books on this subject written at this reading level, librarians had better wait.-Steve Clancy, Colonial Village Elementary School, Niagara Falls, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789457097
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: DK Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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