“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Lawrence, Ellen (2012). How are Rain, Snow, and Hail Alike?. New York, NY: Bearport Publishing Company.
Reading Level: 3rd grade
Synopsis: This story is a non-fiction text that simply goes through the water cycle and explains the steps through descriptions and photographs. It also uses many non-fiction text features.
Classroom Rationale: This book could be used to teach the water cycle for science and it could also be used to teach non-fiction text features.
CCSS.RI.2.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, icons) to locate key facts and information in a text efficiently.