Tornadoes!

Tornadoes Tornadoes are funnel shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground Their winds can swirl faster than miles per hour Using her acclaimed combination of clear text and detailed illu

  • Title: Tornadoes!
  • Author: Gail Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9780823422166
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tornadoes are funnel shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour Using her acclaimed combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.

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    1. “Tornadoes!” by Gail Gibbons; published by Holiday House; New York; copyright reprinted 20091. Awards the book has received: This book has not received any awards.2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for first through fourth grade.3. Summary: Readers learn all about tornadoes. Some facts include what a tornado is, how it is formed and what it is like to be in a tornado. In more detail the book goes into how tornadoes are measured and how damage size is calculated. The book [...]

    2. Awards:Grade Level: K-2ndSummary: Gibbons displays a large amount of information about all sort of tornadoes including their formation, signs of a tornado and other fun and interesting facts. The story is goes into great detailing outlying how aspects like downdraft and updraft help in forming a tornado and where tornadoes are most commonly seen. The text provides the perfect back drop on providing the information on how to best survive a hurricane as well. Review: This story is an excellent pla [...]

    3. 1. Awards: None2. 1st—2nd grade3. This informational text is all about tornadoes: what they are and how they are formed. Facts and intricate illustrations are used in the book to explain how the tornadoes come about. Additionally, it explains how to classify them and what precautions to take if you are ever in danger of being near one. 4. This book is inviting and informative. The illustrations are very detailed and captivating. It is an informational text that children will love, especially t [...]

    4. My son's latest interest is wild/extreme weather. This book has good illustrations and does a good job at teaching preschoolers about tornadoes without making it scary or overwhelming/boring with too much text. He loves it.

    5. This was good during our nonfiction unit that I read it the next day to the students. We learned about the ratings and what to do if there is a tornado.

    6. Tornadoes by Gail Gibbions is a wonderfully illustrated informational picture book. She describe how tornadoes are formed, how they are classifies, where they most commonly appear, and most importantly what to do if you experience a tornadoes. Readers are introduced Tornadoes, the swirling, funnel-shaped clouds that when they make contact with the ground cause massive destruction. However, Tornadoes can be very destructive, readers learn most are classified as the least violent kind and last les [...]

    7. Genre: Informational This book is packed with great information about tornadoes, but in a way that is geared towards children. It shows the information in a way so it is less scary to a child but still not shying away from the truth and the danger of them. Grades: 1-2

    8. Information I really enjoyed this book. Being from Minnesota we don't worry as much about tornadoes so we never learned too much about them. I thought this book was great. It gave great information and explained things in a way that younger students can understand. I thought it was well written and illustrated. This book would be great to read for students in kansas or any state that has a lot of tornadoes. This would be great for a read aloud and then put into centers for later reading on their [...]

    9. This book is all about tornadoes. It informs the reader on what a tornado is, how it is formed, and what it is like. The scale in which tornadoes are measured along with the damage each size is capable of is described. Along with this, there is information about the record breaking tornadoes and the kind of damage they did. It also includes a section that tells what to do in the event on a tornado. I thought this book was very informative and was presented in a way that was perfect for students. [...]

    10. This book has some similarities to another book written by Ms. Gibbons called Owl. The illustrations are done in a similar style and provide a good visual idea of how much damage is caused by tornadoes of different strength on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The book discusses how tornadoes form, how the power generated by the mix of warm, humid and cold, dry air can cause violent storms to arise very quickly. It explains where tornado alley is and gives specific examples of incidents that actually h [...]

    11. This book has amazing illustrations which show tornadoes and the weather that proceeds them and follows them. The illustrations also show amazing depictions of cumulonimbus clouds which are the cloud type tornadoes come from. The book gives a definition for a tornado and then goes on in great detail about how tornadoes are formed and the types of damage they can leave behind. The reader can also learn about the Fujita Tornado Scale which measures the strength of a tornado based on wind speeds. T [...]

    12. If you want to learn about one of the world’s natural disasters and work on reading comprehension, this is a good book to use. The Tornadoes! book gives great detail about how tornadoes are formed, how they are classified, and what to do to stay safe. The pictures are colorful and give great description even without the words. The book would be a key tool in science but it actually could have a lot of perks in literacy learning too. The book does have a lot to comprehend, so discussing vocabul [...]

    13. Gail Gibbons seems to be a nonfiction author that has books on many, many subjects. This book describes how tornadoes form and how they are classified. It also gives safety tips for what you should do if you are near a tornado. I liked how much information the book was able to give. It has a lot of words, but it is not hard to read. Tornadoes seem to be a subject that lots of kids are interested in, and this book gives facts without any drama. I also liked the pictures. They are illustrations in [...]

    14. This is a very well written informational book. I thought it gave a very clear understanding of the basic information about tornadoes. It clearly illustrates how tornadoes form and all the signs associated with tornadoes. The illustrations are more like diagrams that explain the text. There are arrows that help show the movement of the wind and different systems. I really like how the different types of tornadoes are demonstrated in the illustrations. It makes the information easier to understan [...]

    15. We read this today after starting Hurricanes (also by Gail Gibbons). We live in a tornado area and she's heard of then before so they kept her attention much more than hurricanes, but the connection has intrigued her. This is for our early weeks in the Memoria Press First Grade Curriculum. It has been a connection to discussing emergency services. The National Weather Service is mentioned in this book while we discussed the Red Cross with Hurricanes. It was great hearing her reiterate or rather [...]

    16. Interest Level: 1-3This book explains to children all about tornadoes. Gibbons explains how tornadoes are form and gives good illustrations on which way the wind moves. This book tells us how to classify tornadoes and lets children know what to do in case it happened. Very informational and a great way to explain to children what they are and what to do to protect themselves. After reading the book students can make an information pamphlet that teachers people how to protect themselves from a to [...]

    17. This was a very informative, easy to read and understand book about tornadoes. There were several points in this book that I did even know so I think children could really benefit from having this book read to them. There are countless activities that one could do with children after reading this book; one could be practicing tornado dill. The illustrations in this book are colorful, detailed, and very interesting to look at. I like how they depicted the damaged that each size of tornado could d [...]

    18. I absolutely loved this book! Gail Gibbons did a wonderful job setting up the scene for a typical stormy day in which a tornado would develop in. She then interweaves how the formation of a tornado occurs, the different classifications of tornadoes and the damage that they can cause, along with two memorable tornadoes in history. At the end of the book she writes what to do when a tornado approaches and some facts and resources about tornadoes.

    19. Grade Level:3-5This is an interesting book that delves a little into how tornadoes are formed, and focuses more on the fujita tornado scale, and what each tornado devastation would be like. Obviously, this would be great in a science weather unit, but this could also be used in math to discuss how they group each tornado by wind speeds, and children can obtain the previous years tornado data and graph out how many tornadoes in EF-1 to EF-

    20. This is an interesting book that delves a little into how tornadoes are formed, and focuses more on the fujita tornado scale, and what each tornado devastation would be like. Obviously, this would be great in a science weather unit, but this could also be used in math to discuss how they group each tornado by wind speeds, and children can obtain the previous years tornado data and graph out how many tornadoes in EF-1 to EF-5.

    21. This is one of many informational books for children by Gail Gibbons. This book includes a history about tornadoes and the severity scale, as well as geographical areas in which tornadoes are common. There is also information about parts of a tornado and different parts of a storm. This book would be extremely useful for a research project!

    22. Tornadoes is a wonderful book for children. It has a lot of information on tornadoes. The pictures are wonderful and show a lot of detail. This book would be used in the science section. We could use it in spring during tornado season. We could also use it if we are just talking about weather. Children could learn a lot by this book even by just looking at the pictures.

    23. Author: Gail GibbonsGrade Level: 3-5Content: Natural disasters, forceThis book covers how tornados are formed and the devastation that is left depending on the wind speed. This book can be used to teach under the unit of force as wind is a natural force within the atmosphere. It would also be good to teach different classifications of tornados.

    24. Gibbons writes excellent books. We have not found much from her we have not liked. My three year old is into tornados right now and this book was a delight to share with him. He may not have been ready for a lot of the words but the pictures are the best part and he still got the meaning of the book.

    25. Grade 1-2 Weather and climate. Students will be able to read about each weather and what each stage of the storm looks like. The cause and effect of each storm as well as what to do in case. Students can collect information about each type of weather in their weather notebook, so they will have a complete informational weather book at the end of the unit.

    26. I really like the informative, active illustrations with bright colors. The book contains good information about the formation of tornadoes and also how to safely protect yourself. The writing style and simple illustrations would lend itself to use as a read aloud. It also provides a nice summary of the key points on the last page, and also websites to visit for additional information.

    27. This is a great book to read to 4th Graders while introducing the concept of weather. It connects to standards regarding how temperature, fronts, and precipitation affect weather patterns. Students will be able to investigate how tornado's are formed. As a follow-up activity, they could make their own mini tornado's with soda bottles and water.

    28. Gail Gibbons is always an author that my class chooses to study. This book about Tornadoes gives us a ton of information about tornadoes. I always pick and chose what parts of the book that I read to students just because it contains so much information. Students love all the pictures and learning new facts!

    29. 4/5/13 ** Good introduction to the physical processes that result in tornadic activity. This is the book that will form the core of the science & literacy activity that my grade-level team (4th) is hosting at school this week. Looking forward to the kids' reactions.

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