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Eye of the Storm

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Kelli Williams

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley Eye of the Storm Read "Eye of the Storm" 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. Summary Expository nonfiction gives information about real people and events.
Be prepared for a few surprises as you read about a real person, Warren Faidley, who experiences a real storm, Hurricane Andrew. Genre: Expository Nonfiction A graphic source shows or explains information from the text.
Pictures, maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams are all examples of graphic sources.
Graphic sources can help you draw conclusions about what you are reading. Comprehension Skill
Graphic Organizers . Practice Book pg. 133 Practice Graphic Sources Look at word endings to help you figure out the meaning of the word.
The ending –s is added to a noun to make it plural.
The ending –ed is added to a verb to make it past tense. Vocabulary Strategy
Word Endings Word Endings pg. 135 something possible potential uncertain, unable to tell about beforehand unpredictable something that cover or protects from weather, danger, or attack shelter a long narrow hole dug into the earth; usually carry off water. ditch to stand against; hold out against; resist; endure withstand to break into pieces suddenly shatter in or toward the interior inland thought something would probably come or happen expected potential
withstand
wreckage
ditch
shelter
unpredictable More Words to Know Vocabulary what is left behind after destruction wreckage a swelling motion; sweep or rush, especially of waves surge statements of what is coming; predictions forecasts great damage; ruin destruction destruction expected forecasts inland shatter surge Vocab page. 134 KWL
Hurricanes Why do you think storms are so fascinating to some people? Day 2 - Question of the Day 1. What conclusion did Warren make when he found an open photo album on the ground?

2. What is the main idea of this story? Review Questions Day 2 Day 3 –
Question of the Day Why should people respect the power of storms? 1. Why do you think the author probably wrote this story?
2. Why was Warren so tired when he returned to his hotel?
3. What is the first thing Warren does to photograph a hurricane? Review Questions Day 3 Each group will be given a story about weather.
As a group, write a 5-8 sentence summary of your story. (Each person needs to write)

Turn in your summary to me, then complete the graphic organizer worksheet. Group Reading Re-read the story with a partner. How do weather patterns affect our lives? Day 4 –
Question of the Day 1. What made the storm chasers think Hurricane Andrew had changed course?
2. What are some reasons you can tell this hurricane was very destructive?
3. What causes the most damage during a hurricane? Review Questions Day 4
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