Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

How are Rain, Snow, and Hail Alike?


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.


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This entry was posted on June 19, 2013 by in Informational Texts and tagged , , .

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