Ms. Ward’s Second Graders: Weather Books

The second graders in Ms. Ward’s class are learning about weather. Each student read a book about weather and then wrote an article summarizing the information.

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by Lauren

Book Title: Season to Season
Author: Anita Ganeri
Article Title: All About Winter

When parts of the earth are tilted away form the sun, they have winter. It is the coldest time of year. There can be frost or ice on the ground, and it may snow. In winter, it is dark for much longer than it is light. In the winter, it sometimes is dark in the morning when you get up. In the winter, it gets dark early in the evening.

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by Zackary

Book Title: Tornadoes
Article Title: Wacky Tornadoes

Tornadoes are very dangerous because they can kill a lot of people. Tornadoes are like twisters too. Twisters have spinning tops.

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by Taylor

Book Title: Tornadoes
Author: Lorraine Jean Hopping
Article Title: All About Tornadoes

There were three tornadoes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island did not have any tornadoes. Tornado catchers Tim Marshall and his friend Roy Britt tape tornadoes up close. Then it happened! The tornado was there but it was coming just at them so they go in the car as fast as they could.

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by Aaron

Book Title: Weather
Author: Kids Discover

Do you want to hear about weather? This magazine is all about weather. You can learn about rain gauges (something used to measure how much rain has fallen to earth). Something to measure temperature is called a thermometer.

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by Ameile

Book Title: Weather
Author: Carol Hosking
Article Title: Windy Weather

Hi, I want to tell you some facts about weather. Sometimes people make up sayings like “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning”. All air has moisture. Fog is moisture that we can actually see. Wind is very important because it moves warm or cool air.

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by Mason

Book Title: Weather
Author: Carol Nosking
Article Title: Weather

In my book, Weather, it tells you how to find weather clues, like if the sky is red at night, it will be nice tomorrow. Seagulls sitting in the sand means that rain is close at hand.

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by Zoe

Book Title: Do Tornadoes Really Twist
Author: Melvin and Gilda Beger
Article Title: Tornadoes

Here are some facts about tornadoes. Tornadoes do twist. Some twist and twirl to more than 300 miles! Tornadoes are not big at all, but they can destroy things very easily. Tornadoes last less than an hour usually. But some tornadoes only last for a few minutes. The worst tornado in all time was the tornado of March 18, 1925. Tornadoes usually used to kill about 100 people in the Unite States.

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by Jarid

Book Title: Weather and Climate
Author: Barbara Taylor
Article Title: Weather

Weather is always changing. Sometimes it is sunny or cloudy, wet or dry, windy or still. Tropical grasslands are hot all year and not all the time, it’s wet and dry seasons. The rain forest is hot and rainy all year round. A dry grassland is hot and dry in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. The deserts are very hot and dry all year with hardly any rain.

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by Abagayle

Book Title: Weather
Author: Kids Discover
Article Title: Weather

Do y’all want to hear about weather? Did y’all know that the heat from the sun warms the earth, and in some places, it is hot all year? In some places, it is cold all year. In other places, it is cold part of the year. On cold days, the drops of water in the clouds form crystals. Clouds are made of tiny drops of water.

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by Timmy

Book Title: Earthquakes
Author: Seymour Simon
Article Title: Terrifying Earthquakes

A medium sized earthquake near Seattle, Washington bent these railroad tracks into twisted ribbons of steel. On the morning of September 19, 1985 a major earthquake struck Mexico City. Most earthquakes take place in earth’s layer of rocks that cover the earth 5 to 30 miles deep.

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by Caroline

Book Title: Weather Forecasting
Author: Gail Gibbons
Article Title: All About Weather

The meteorologist is a weather expert and he or she is in charge of the station. When the immediate weather forecaster has all of the hourly stations, he sends them by computer to his central office. Now weather stations around the world can use all of the information.

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