The article Round and Round the Water Cycle by Barbra A. Bradley is a very helpful read for elementary school teachers. I used this article to help plan my 4th grade lesson plan. The article helps teachers by sharing strategies to help manage challenging informational books. This is a helpful strategy for all areas of science. The article also guides the reader through an engaging project where students build a model of the water cycle. This model allows students to actually see the water cycles different stages, which I find to be really awesome! Bradley also gives tips and a rubric on how to assess this assignment.
The Water Cycle