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Eyeofthestorm

  1. 1. Eye of the Storm By Stephen Kramer Illustrated by Warren Faidley
  2. 2. Study Skills <ul><li>Genre: Expository Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Skill: Graphic Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategy: Predict </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Review Skill: Cause and Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: Word Endings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summary <ul><li>In spring, summer, and fall, weather patterns produce thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes in the United States. Most people take cover from storms, but photographer Warren Faidley travels around the country to take pictures of them. In August of 1992, Faidley went to Miami, Florida, to take pictures of Hurricane Andrew. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Genre : Expository Nonfiction <ul><li>Expository nonfiction gives information about real people and events. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for a few surprises as you read about a real person, Warren Faidley, who experiences a real storm, Hurricane Andrew. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Comprehension Skill Graphic Organizers <ul><li>A graphic source shows or explains information from the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams are all examples of graphic sources . </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic sources can help you draw conclusions about what you are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>KWL Chart </li></ul>
  6. 6. Practice Graphic Sources <ul><li>1. What materials are needed to complete this activity? </li></ul><ul><li>2-liter bottles, water, food coloring, duct tape. </li></ul><ul><li>2. What is the first step in creating this tornado? </li></ul><ul><li>Fill one bottle with water and some food coloring. </li></ul><ul><li>3. What is another step? </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the two bottles with duct tape. </li></ul><ul><li>4. What is an example of how the diagram might help a person complete this activity? </li></ul><ul><li>The diagram makes it easier to understand how to connect the bottles. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comprehension Skill Review Cause and Effect <ul><li>A cause is what makes something happen . </li></ul><ul><li>An effect is what happens. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes a cause will have more than one effect . </li></ul><ul><li>Words such as because , so , and since are clues to causes and effects . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comprehension Strategy Predict <ul><li>Good readers think about what will happen next . </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns in the information in a graph or chart can help you predict . </li></ul><ul><li>Prediction Activities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fun Stuff and Practice <ul><li>Cause and Effect On-Line PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions about the story <ul><li>How do weather patterns affect our lives? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Why do you think storms are so fascinating to some people ? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Why should people respect the power of storms? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What kinds of storm safety information can you find on the Internet? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Review Questions <ul><li>What conclusion did Warren make when he found an open photo album on the ground? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the main idea of this story? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the author probably wrote this story? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Warren so tired when he returned to his hotel? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the first thing Warren does to photograph a hurricane? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Review Questions <ul><li>6. Why does Warren have so many rolls of exposed film as he heads home? </li></ul><ul><li>How are these photos different from other hurricane photos he took? </li></ul><ul><li>What made the storm chasers think Hurricane Andrew had changed course? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some reasons you can tell this hurricane was very destructive? </li></ul><ul><li>What causes the most damage during a hurricane? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Vocabulary - Say It <ul><li>destruction </li></ul><ul><li>expected </li></ul><ul><li>forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>inland </li></ul><ul><li>shatter </li></ul><ul><li>surge </li></ul>
  17. 17. More Words to Know <ul><li>potential </li></ul><ul><li>withstand </li></ul><ul><li>wreckage </li></ul><ul><li>ditch </li></ul><ul><li>shelter </li></ul><ul><li>unpredictable </li></ul>
  18. 18. destruction <ul><li>great damage; ruin </li></ul>
  19. 19. expected <ul><li>thought something would probably come or happen </li></ul>
  20. 20. forecasts <ul><li>statements of what is coming; predictions </li></ul>
  21. 21. inland <ul><li>in or toward the interior </li></ul>
  22. 22. shatter <ul><ul><li>to break into pieces suddenly </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. surge <ul><li>a swelling motion; sweep or rush, especially of waves </li></ul>
  24. 24. potential <ul><li>something possible </li></ul>
  25. 25. withstand <ul><li>to stand against; hold out against; resist; endure </li></ul>
  26. 26. wreckage <ul><li>what is left behind after destruction </li></ul>
  27. 27. ditch <ul><li>a long narrow hole dug into the earth; usually carry off water </li></ul>
  28. 28. shelter <ul><li>something that cover or protects from weather, danger, or attack </li></ul>
  29. 29. unpredictable <ul><li>uncertain, unable to tell about beforehand </li></ul>
  30. 30. You can survive in a tornado if you take shelter.
  31. 31. You can survive in a tornado if you take shelter .
  32. 32. The destruction from a hurricane comes from both wind and water.
  33. 33. The destruction from a hurricane comes from both wind and water.
  34. 34. They issue forecasts to tell when a storm is expected.
  35. 35. They issue forecasts to tell when a storm is expected.
  36. 36. He was found safe in a ditch a half a mile away.
  37. 37. He was found safe in a ditch a half a mile away.
  38. 38. Loose materials carried by hurricane winds can shatter windows .
  39. 39. Loose materials carried by hurricane winds can shatter windows .
  40. 40. The powerful winds can carry seawater a long ways inland.
  41. 41. The powerful winds can carry seawater a long ways inland .
  42. 42. A hurricane can cause a storm surge as winds push ocean water inland.
  43. 43. A hurricane can cause a storm surge as winds push ocean water inland.
  44. 44. Hurricane Andrew was expected to hit the coast in two days.
  45. 45. Hurricane Andrew was expected to hit the coast in two days.
  46. 46. A tornado is too fast and the direction it travels is unpredictable.
  47. 47. A tornado is too fast and the direction it travels is unpredictable .
  48. 48. Many homes could not withstand the winds of Hurricane Andrew.
  49. 49. Many homes could not withstand the winds of Hurricane Andrew.
  50. 50. Weather forecast showed Andrew had the potential to be a very dangerous storm.
  51. 51. Weather forecast showed Andrew had the potential to be a very dangerous storm.
  52. 52. Writing Assignment 3 Extra Points Problem/Solution <ul><li>Think of a problem that you or someone you know has had. </li></ul><ul><li>Why was it a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How was it solved? </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly identify the problem and then describe the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Use specific nouns and strong verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the ideas using time-order words. </li></ul>

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