Reflection: Accountability A Close Read About Superstorm Sandy - Section 5: Closure


This lesson was not only a literacy, geography, and science lesson, but it was a social studies lesson of survival in the wake of great odds.  It demonstrated to students the importance of a community pulling together to help one another and survive a devastating storm and remain thankful.  It showed the resilience of people to rebuild and help one another after experiencing Superstorm Sandy.  Students were accountable to one another as they worked diligently to complete the timeline to practice the skill of sequencing.  Students learned that words such as chronology, chronological, sequence, and time order means to put events in the order in which they occur in a story.  Students said text features such as the major headings in the article - "The Hurricane Hits," "Torn Apart," and "Homecoming" aided them in sequencing events.  The authors use of exact evening times (i.e., 7 pm, and 8:30 pm), and key words (i.e., on October 29, 2012, the day of the storm, by morning, by the end of December) also helped them.  

  Survival Story
  Accountability: Survival Story
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A Close Read About Superstorm Sandy

Unit 11: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use sequence in a close read about Superstorm Sandy.

Big Idea: Students will use sequencing skills in a close read about Superstorm Sandy.

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