Feel the Wind, Arthur Dorros, NY: HarperCollins, 1989.
- Construct a weathervane. Place it in a location so that it can be seen from nearby windows.
- Create and fly kites using information from sources such as Catch the Wind!
- Research various things that are propelled by wind, such as gliders, hot air balloons, windmills, sailboats. Describe how each works.
- Watch daily weather reports on television or the Internet. Listen for forecasts about the wind.
- Using the library catalog, look for stories about the wind. Suggestions: Bizzy Bone and Uncle Ezra, Gilberto and the Wind, The Turnabout Wind, The Wind Blew.
- Locate and learn a poem about the wind. Windy Day: Stories and Poems, collected by Caroline Feller Bauer, could be a good source.
- Write a story using wind as a central subject. Examples: describe a tumbleweed, or a seedpod’s adventures as it is carried along by a wind, or the pivotal effects that storm or gentle winds have on human characters in a story.
Special thanks to Anne Morrison and Sue Penny, Librarians, El Paso Independent School District.