One School, One Read                

  • Begin: page 37– ““A gust slams into the …”
  • End: page 49 – “...Bandy can pant fresher air.”


        

 

Information for this Section:

  • Watch this video to see a hurricane in action.
  • Typhoons and hurricanes happen when warm air mixes with cold air, creating intense wind, rain and flooding. Typhoons and hurricanes are the same type of storm, but they happen in different places. Typhoons occur in the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii and Asia. Hurricanes occur on the eastern seaboard along the United States and Central America.Visit this website for activities related to hurricanes and typhoons.

 

  • Zane could hear the loud noise that accompanied the break of the levees, as the water suddenly flooded sewers and streets. Levees are, very simply, an embankment or ridge built along the sides of a river to keep the water from overflowing. The levees in New Orleans were often made of dirt, old and broken down, so they could not withstand huge amount of water that suddenly filled the rivers. Check out some pictures of levees, breached levees, and aerial pictures of the flooding.                


Discussions Questions

    1. On pages 38- 39 the author uses the descriptive language below to make us understand what was going on as the hurricane hit. Watch the video link of a hurricane and try to use vivid language to describe what you see.
                         

    2. On page 45, Zane says "Apparently being afraid to die makes you strong." How is Zane able to do that one important chin-up? Check out this article on adrenaline to see what other people have done in life or death situations.
                         

Activities

  • On pages 38- 39 the author uses the descriptive language below to make us understand what was going on as the hurricane hit. Watch the video link of a hurricane and try to use vivid language to describe what you see.

  •           “exploding into the sky like flocks of frightened birds

  •           “Metal screaming as if in pain.”

  •           “…(hurricane) roars by like an insane train."

  •           “The house shifts like a weary old wrestler fighting to stay in one place.”

  • If you haven’t played Disaster Bingo yet, try it out today! Use the empty Bingo grids and the disaster preparedness checklist (found on Day 4) to have a game with your group.