A lively retelling of Aesop’s fable about who is stronger - the sun or the wind. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This ebook includes audio and reading-related puzzles. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Based on a fable from Aesop, the Sun and the Wind test their strength by seeing which of them can cause a man to remove his coat, demonstrating the value of using gentle persuasion rather than brute force as a means of achieving a goal.
From the well-loved Aesop's fable. The sun and the wind live in the sky. One day, the wind wants to play a game. Can he take a coat off the girl below? The wind blows and blows, but it's no good. Then the sun says, "Can I try?" With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English. Beautifully produced with world-class full-colour artwork throughout Classic stories retold in a fluent and natural style, made highly accessible for English language learners. Series devised and edited in collaboration with acclaimed ELT consultant Peter Viney.
A traveler wrapped in a cloak walks down a lonely road. The north wind and the sun watch from above the traveler. They wonder which of them is more powerful than the other. The wind and sun make a bet to see who can get the traveler to remove the cloak. They both try their best. The wind blows with a truly powerful force. But what can the sun do? Can it win the bet by being the first to make the traveler remove the cloak? 24pp.
One of the greatest challenges facing our environment today is pollution and carbon emissions from our increasing demand for energy. Also faced with finite fossil fuel sources, renewable energy technologies are being developed to be sustainable both in their source and for our environment. This book discusses the history of alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind, wave, and solar power, through to cutting-edge developments, including their technological, social, and economic challenges.
This volume represents the state of the art of the science covered by the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Division IV: Solar Wind and Interplanetary Field. It contains a collection of contributions by top experts addressing and reviewing a variety of topics included under the umbrella of the division. It covers subjects that extend from the interior of the Sun to the heliopause, and from the study of physical processes in the Sun and the solar wind plasma to space weather forecasts. The book is organized in 6 parts: the solar interior, the solar atmosphere, the heliosphere, heliophysical processes, radio emissions, and coordinated science in the Sun-Earth system. In addition, we highlight some of the results presented during the IAGA Division IV symposia in the 11th Scientific Assembly of IAGA in Sopron, Hungary, on 23-30 August 2009, which was planned simultaneously with this book.
THE WIND & THE SUN - BY ROBIN GILMOR - ILLUSTRATED BY TINA & SONALI WIJESIRI - CHILDREN'S CLASSIC - THE GUNSTON TRUST A traditional classic folk tale of the competition between the wind and sun as they compete to prove which is the stronger. A gentle lesson taught of how sometimes a little persuasion can be stronger than strength. This short tale is ideal for bedtime reading and pleasant dreams. Ages 3-5+
For 2,500 years, adults and children alike have been listening to the stories of Aesop. Originating in the folk wisdom of rural Asia Minor, these popular fables have been retold, repurposed, and altered over the centuries; in the process, they have sometimes been changed so much that they bear little resemblance to their simple forebears, which ask their listeners and readers to think for themselves, to supply their own conclusions. In this collection, Gregory McNamee draws on the Greek originals to provide Aesop's fables in a form that Aesop himself might recognise -- ones in which fleas and foxes converse, people sometimes learn from their errors, and things are not always what they seem.
Who do you think is stronger – the Sun or the North Wind? They both found themselves in a dispute because they both thought that they were strongest. They saw a traveler who was just passing by and they decided that whoever made the man remove his cloak would be proclaimed the strongest. A winner is declared. Who will it be and what is the moral of the story? Find out in Aesop’s fable "The North Wind and the Sun". Aesop's fables feature animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. All the stories story lead to a particular moral lesson. Aesop (620–564 BCE) was a storyteller that was believed to have lived in Ancient Greece. He is celebrated for a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. In the few scattered sources about his life, Aesop was described as a slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Although Aesop's existence remains unclear, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.
This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.
The Wind and the Sun is part of the Jolly Phonics Readers Level 1 General Fiction series. It is the first of four levels of decodable books, providing the best start for children just starting to read. Level 1 features words that are spelled regularly, and can be sounded out with the 42 letter sounds first taught in Jolly Phonics. Tricky words are shown at the beginning of each book. Comprehension questions and discussion topics are provided at the end of each book. Also includes guidance for teachers and parents. Light type is used as a guide for those few letters that should not be sounded out, such as the /b/ in lamb. Titles included in the Inky Mouse & Friends series: The Rocket Monsters The Pond Helping The Wind and the Sun Book Week
Get charged up about energy! With more than 20 fun activities and experiments that will have children ages 8 to 12 enthusiastically engaged with making and using renewable energy, Michael J. Caduto takes a hands-on approach to fighting climate change. Step-by-step instructions for projects range from using the sun to make fires to charging electronic devices by peddling your bicycle. Additional energy case studies encourage kids to think about the basic tenets of resource management. Change the world — one miniature windmill at a time.
This video-augmented book explains how the natural movements of the sun, wind and rain can be used to improve the well-being of people in buildings and raise awareness of sustainable living practices. In demonstrating how buildings can be designed to reconcile their traditional role as shelter from the elements with the active inclusion of their movement, the book shows how, in the process of separating us from the extremes of the natural world, architecture can also be a means of reconnecting us with nature.Related Link(s)
The North Wind and the Sun get into a squabble over which one of them is mightier. Spotting a traveller, they decide to prove their superiority over the other. Who will win? Let us find out in this tale.