This product works best as a companion to the story "Can you Believe? Hurricanes" by Sandra Markle. This product will keep you busy for a while! What does it include?
Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the story. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Vocabulary Interactive page – Students will cut down the middle of the page to create a left and right barn door taped to the edge of paper. Students should also cut the horizontal dotted lines to create the individual flaps. This works great for independent seatwork and to teach study skills.
Before you read worksheet – Use this for independent morning work the morning before you read the story. It works great to build background knowledge. Students love to predict what the story will be about after they had done their morning work!
Wave Experiment using Scientific Method- Use it in your science notebook, or on a piece of cardstock. I have always had a hard time teaching an intro to the scientific method without an experiment. Now you have a great way to incorporate an experiment into reading!
Facts and Recording Interactive- Use this page as a way to sort information and to teach note taking. The pictures will help students to sort their thoughts and to use pictures as a quick reference to find their recorded information. This page would work best done together and the teacher can model the first few.
Hurricane Chart Questions – Students can use the graph in an interactive notebook or on this sheet alone. Students will answer questions by using the category chart.
Hurricane of 1900- Students will reread on this page why the hurricane was so deadly. Students will then create a warning message or poster. The hurricane chart can help with this activity.
Hurricane Survivor Journal – Students will write a journal entry explaining the action of a hurricane. Students are also asked to explain what they will hear, see, and experience during the storm.