Trip on a Latitude Line
Explore geography and climate from the tropics to the subarctic in the Trip on a Latitude Line collection. These books, all at Level R, are part of Learning A-Z's Themed Nonfiction Series. Descriptive text with sensory details about weather, seasons, and natural and human-made sights and sounds help readers experience locations along four different latitudes around the globe.
Why Use Trip on a Latitude Line
Students who understand geography and climate begin to understand how different cultures develop around the world. Landforms, bodies of water, the Sun, and Earth's tilt all affect the climate of a place and how different people live—from what they eat to how they dress. Students read about how the world is full of variety—even along the same latitude line.
The books are written at the same reading level and include common themes and ideas that develop across all the texts. Students can compare and contrast books or analyze the set as a whole to make connections and draw conclusions about the concepts presented.
How to Use Trip on a Latitude Line
Start students reading with Explorer's Guide to World Weather to lay the foundation of concepts they will explore in the four other books in the series. Each of the other books explores one latitude line all the way around the globe. The series can be read in any order.
- Follow guided reading lesson plans for each book to incorporate reading strategies and comprehension skills.
- Use Comprehension Quizzes to check for understanding.
- Reinforce teaching objectives with worksheets.
- Use Discussion Cards to promote higher-order thinking skills that take students beyond the text.