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When Disaster Strikes

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Lisa Mailloux

on 15 November 2013

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Transcript of When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes
Struck by Lightning
Sequence of Events
At First
Soon
Then
Finally
The Way out
Vocabulary
recovery
severe
prevent
destruction
major

the process of getting back to normal
recovery
very bad or serious
severe
to stop from happening
prevent
terrible damage
destruction
very large or important
major
Key Idea
Justin Norris's life changed after he was struck by lightning.
Target Word
React and Write
Suppose that you saw lightning strike someone. What would you do?

Summarize
In one or two sentences, summarize what happened to Justin. Include the topic and important details
exceeded:
was greater than
Words to Know
At First
Justin ignored the thunder and focused on his work.
Soon
Justin couldn't hear his customers.
He turned up the volume knob.
Then
A powerful bolt of lightning hit the menu board.
A surge of electricity rushed in.
Finally
The surge slammed into Justin. He was knocked out.
An Ambulance rushed him to the hospital.
Remember
A Mountain on Fire
The Key Idea
A fire on Storm King Mountain destroyed a forest and killed people.
to make or get larger
Target Word
React and Write
Fighting fires is a tough and dangerous job. Why would anyone want to become a firefighter? Would you?
Sequence of Events
Underline 5 transition words that help you follow sequence
Write four events
1. On July 3, a team of firefighters went to storm King, and seven of them hiked toward the flames.
2. The second day, about 40 more firefighters joined the teacm.
3. At 3:20 p.m., a dry wind swept through the forest.
4. Then, the Storm King fire "blew up" and increased in intensity.
Synthesize
How dangerous do you think a fire "blowup" is? Give evidence to support your response.
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