Student Writing Prompt

Technical Story Book

Weather can oftentimes make or break a day's plans not only in the Ozarks but anywhere. Your curiosity about weather led you to pursue training as a meteorologist. As your career progressed, you really enjoyed the invitations that you received to visit schools and teach the basics of weather to children, so you decided to specialize in the development of educational materials about weather for children. After you received training in the principles of education, a children's publishing company hired you to write a simple story about clouds and weather instruments.

All of the scientific information about meteorology needs to be accurate and clear, but the publisher will allow you to make up imaginary characters to catch and keep the children's attention. You have been instructed that each page can only have one concept and a corresponding picture. The publisher requires a minimum of 5 pages and not more than 10.

Atlas reading: Meteorology
http://www.watersheds.org/earth/meteorology.htm