WEATHER FORECASTING – INFORMATION by Jeanette Vuuren , explains how meteorologists use their knowledge and skills – focusing on aspects in nature, as well as information provided by weather instruments – to help them predict the weather. It also explains how different industries are affected by weather and why they heavily rely on weather forecasts for their safety and productivity.

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WEATHER FORECASTING – INFORMATION by Jeanette Vuuren consists of 70 pages and includes the following topics;
METEOROLOGY & THE ATMOSPHERE
METEOROLOGISTS
ASPECTS THAT HELP PREDICT THE WEATHER – wind, temperature, precipitation, humidity and air pressure
INSTRUMENTS THAT HELP PREDICT THE WEATHER – anemometer, weather vane, thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, hygrometer, satellites, weather balloons, radar, weather stations
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLIMATE AND WEATHER
IMPORTANCE OF WEATHER FORECASTS – agriculture, shipping, forestry, fishery and transportation
METEOROLOGISTS’ SKILLS – journalism
WEATHER WORD LISTS & SUMMARIES – adjectives, meanings, sentence starters, phrases, idioms, 5 aspects of nature, weather instruments
SUMMARY – of the whole book

The three booklets, WEATHER FORECASTING – RESOURCES & PRINTABLES , WEATHER FORECASTING – MAPS & SYMBOLS, and WEATHER FORECASTING – WALL CHARTS & SUMMARIES are related to this book.

WEATHER FORECASTING – RESOURCES & PRINTABLES includes printable science and language activities such as weather report templates, helpful sentence starters & phrases, scripts, questions, flash cards, and word lists.
It consists of 122 pages and includes the following;
WEATHER REPORT TEMPLATES – BASIC, LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2: Trace and complete the weather sentences
WRITING WEATHER REPORTS – LEVEL 3 : 3 Sets of sentences and phrases
SHORT SENTENCES & WORD LISTS: To report back after each ‘meteorologist’s’ forecast
WEATHER RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Sort; pictures under headings, pictures alphabetically, words alphabetically
Trace, cut & glue pictures and words of the 5 aspects in nature that help predict the weather
Trace, cut & glue words of weather instruments
Unscramble sentences, correct punctuation, match the sentences and choose the best heading
WEATHER WORD LISTS

WEATHER FORECASTING – MAPS & SYMBOLS is a PowerPoint presentation that includes all the information students will need to create their own weather report and deliver the weather forecast.
This book consists of 64 pages and includes the following topics;
METEOROLOGIST FOR TODAY TEMPLATE; to add each ‘meteorologist’s’ name
MAPS: of Australia, New Zealand, America, the UK and South Africa
CRITERIA FOR PRESENTING THE WEATHER FORECAST: weather conditions, direction
WEATHER INFORMATION: symbols, Celsius & Fahrenheit conversion table, direction
FUN WEATHER FORECAST ACTIVITIES: group work or individual

WEATHER FORECASTING – WALL CHARTS & SUMMARIES includes colourful, labelled charts with summaries and pictures about all the information covered in the informational book to keep handy during class discussions, when completing oral or written activities and writing reports.
It consists of 64 pages and includes the following topics;
METEOROLOGIST FOR TODAY TEMPLATE; to add each ‘meteorologist’s’ name
MAPS & EXAMPLE REPORT SCRIPTS: of Australia, New Zealand, America, the UK and South Africa
CRITERIA FOR PRESENTING THE WEATHER FORECAST:: weather conditions, direction
WEATHER INFORMATION: symbols, Celsius & Fahrenheit conversion table, direction
WORD LISTS & WALL CHARTS: hot, cold, warm/mild, stormy weather, adjectives & meanings
GOOD SENTENCE STARTERS & PHRASES: to write weather reports
WEATHER IDIOMS: to include in weather reports
11 WEATHER SCRIPTS: about different weather conditions, e.g. hot, cold, mild, rainy, stormy, windy, snowy, etc.

The four books are aimed at year 2 students, but include information and differentiated resources in Celsius and Fahrenheit, that will most certainly benefit students in higher grades ,as well as student that speak English either as an addition, second or foreign language. All the books are aligned to Common Core State Standards and the Australian Curriculum and include colourful photos and pictures.

ALIGNED TO COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS:
READING INFORMATIONAL TEXT:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10

READING FOUNDATION SKILLS:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3b, CCSS.ELA-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4a CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4c

SPEAKING & LISTENING:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.6

WRITING:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8

LANGUAGE:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1d , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1e, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2e, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.3a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.6