Inside the Water Cycle is an expository nonfiction text that explores rain, the water cycle, evaporation, condensation and cloud formation, cloud movement, precipitation, and water on Earth and in oceans. Readers gain interesting information from text and graphics. A two-page experiment written in third person procedural language invites students to learn how water soaks into the Earth.
Inside the Water Cycle is divided into sections with some subsections. A range of illustrations are used which add information and support the reader’s interpretation of the text, including labeled photos, diagrams, cycles, and charts. Many fact boxes and sidebars are used to provide students with additional learning opportunities. Periods, commas, exclamation marks, and question marks are used. Dashes are used to give more details. A table of contents, a glossary, and an index support the reader.
Sentences structures and lengths vary with a wide variety of parts of speech including adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases. Base words with affixes, possessives, and a full range of plurals and compound words are used. Sentences contain connectives, contractions, and verbs with inflection endings. The text occasionally uses parentheses embedded in sentences. Glossary words are bold faced throughout the text. Many words appear in the vocabulary of mature language users.
This title is from the Science Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Build literacy skills and science content knowledge with high-interest, appropriately levelled information texts.
Invoice Title: INSIDE THE WATER CYCLE