Pronounce the word –whirling-- kids repeat the word with you several timesExplain the meaning:Whirling means to turn around, spin or rotate very fast/rapidly. For example, a tornado is a whirling funnel cloud. The wind is whirling through the trees, making all of the leaves fall to the ground. When a child spins around very fast on a merry-go-round, it is called whirling. Students fill in the statement using the term: When something turns or spins very quickly, we say that it is ____ (whirling). When a child spins around on a merry-go-round, it is _____(whirling). When wind swirls around quickly, it is _____(whirling). A tornado went _____(whirling) through the farm field.Students act out the term: Stand up and turn around quickly. Your body is whirling. Turn your hands around each other quickly. Your hands are whirling. Ask a question using the word and have students share their responses: What is something that makes a whirling movement?Turn and tell a partner or share out loud.
Pronounce the word –damage-- kids repeat the word with you several timesExplain the meaning:Damage means to injure or harm something. For example, if you damage your pants playing outside, you might have a rip or tear. Ripping pages can damage a library book. If a storm damages a building, it might crumble or fall down. Students fill in the statement using the term: The storm did a lot of _____ (damage) to the trees. A building that is in a fire, it is ____ (damaged). The earthquake caused a lot of ______(damage) to the building.Students act out the term: Pretend to damage a piece of paper. Pretend to damage a tower of blocks. Ask a question using the word and have students share their responses: What is one way that a storm can damage a city? Turn and tell a partner or share out loud.
Pronounce the word –surround-- kids repeat the word with you several timesExplain the meaning:Surround means to enclose on all sides or to form a circle around something. For example, you can surround yourself with a group of friends. A fence can surround a house. The walls of the classroom surround the students. Students fill in the statement using the term: When you put your hands around a ball, your fingers ____ (surround) it. Pretend that you have a ball in your hand, show me how your hands would surround it. A fence _____(surrounds) my yard. The walls in the classroom, _____(surround) the 3rd graders. Students act out the term: Lets stand up and surround the desks in the room. (Make a circle or square of students)Ask a question using the word and have students share their responses: I can use wooden blocks to surround a/an…
Pronounce the word –fury-- kids repeat the word with you several timesExplain the meaning:Fury means violent or intense or fierce. Fury also means destructive. If you are in a fury, you are very angry or upset. The fury of a hurricane can knock down trees and power lines. The hurricane unleashed its fury on hundreds of homes and businesses. The fury of the storm flooded the town. Students fill in the statement using the term: I could see the ____(fury) of the storm from my window. When the 2-year-old was angry, he stomped out of the room in ____(fury). The angry girl stood up in a ____ (fury) and marched out of the room.Students act out the term: Pretend the strong wind is blowing– move your arms to show the fury of a storm. Pretend you are two years old and in a fury because your parent said “no”. Ask a question using the word and have students share their responses: The fury of the storm, damaged…
Read Article Aloud while on the document camera.Students re-read the article, highlighting the vocabulary terms (from these 4 as well as any others from the word sort)Have them underline any other words that they don’t know.List these words on chart paper.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/forces-of-nature-kids/hurricanes-101-kids/Click on photo for link to video.
Select an easy term for the concept wheel – press (pre-teach)Brainstorm what kids know about the word and its meaning (cart on paper)Write the word in the first quadrant – pressThink of three more key ideas about the word to add to the graphic organizerThen, give each group one word on their own paper and have them brainstorm ideas for each quadrant. (handouts)
Think about what you learned about hurricanes and the new words – whirling, damage, fury, surroundShare with a partner one new thing you learned.
Kids write one thing they learned today.Additional Resources: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/