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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 5, Theme 1: Nature's Fury

 

Teacher Read Aloud: The Wreck of the E.S. Newman

Teacher Read Aloud: The Wreck of the E.S. Newman

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Earthquake Terror

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Earthquake Terror

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

Houghton Mifflin Reading Web Resources Houghton Mifflin Fifth Grade Theme 1 Web Resources

Earthquakes for Kids: Click on the Latest Quakes’ link on this site for kids from the USGS to find Shake Maps and Current, Past and Historical Earthquake data.

Earthquakes: Video, audio and information about earthquakes from National Geographic.

Earthquakes: Earthquake information from FEMA.

The San Andreas Fault: Pictures, maps and information about the fault from the USGS.

Faultline: Site from the Exploratorium offers links to other resources about earthquakes and demonstration activities that help students understand the nature of earthquakes.

Peg Kehret: Information about the author of "Earthquake Terror" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Earthquake Terror."

Earthquake Terror: An interactive student activity from Quia.

Houghton Mifflin Reading Video Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Video Resources

Discovery Education Streaming:

Search for TLC Elementary School: Geological Processes (clip on Plate Tectonics)

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Reading Houghton Mifflin Fifth Grade Theme 1 Reading Resources

Preparing to Read/Key Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Build background for "Earthquake Terror," page 26A:

The San Andreas Fault: Pictures, maps and information about the fault from the USGS.

Faultline: Site from the Exploratorium offers links to other resources about earthquakes and demonstration activities that help students understand the nature of earthquakes.

Earthquakes: Video, audio and information about earthquakes from National Geographic.

Genre Lesson, Realistic Fiction, page 31 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Story Structure, page 43 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Responding: Demonstrate Earthquake Safety, page 47:

Film the student demonstrations of earthquake safety tips using information from pages 35 and 36. Edit with video editing software and share with the school.

Responding: Deliver a Newscast, page 47:

Film the newscast with a digital video camera. Edit with video editing software, if time permits.

Challenge: Science/Math, page 51:

Collect, compare and display facts that relate to weather extremes where you live, in the nation and in the world. (Include highest and lowest recorded temperatures, most or least amount of rain, wind velocities, etc.):

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: NOAA has current information about weather, climate, storms, etc.

Challenge Handbook page 1-1 #1: Major Earthquake Map

Find locations and dates of at least 20 major earthquakes that happened over the past 100 years; plates in the earth’s crust

Earthquakes for Kids: Click on the Latest Quakes’ link on this site for kids from the USGS to find Shake Maps and Current, Past and Historical Earthquake data.

Information & Study Skills: Using Print and Electronic Reference Sources, pages 51C-D:

If schools do not have CD or subscription-based electronic encyclopedias, use search tools found within Kid’s Search Tools to access information about “weather” or “hurricanes”, including “monsoon”, “weather instruments”, comparing weather in two different states, weather forecast for tomorrow, etc.:

Kid’s Search Tools: Collection of free search tools for students.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: NOAA has current information about weather, climate, storms, etc.

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Word Work Houghton Mifflin Fifth Grade Theme 1 Word Work Resources

Expanding Your Vocabulary: Earthquake words, page 51J Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Writing & Language Houghton Mifflin Fifth Grade Theme 1 Writing & Language Resources

Writing Skills: A News Article, pages 51M-N:

The news articles about interesting or unusual events at school, in the neighborhood or in town can be published using a newsletter template in a word processing program, with images from digital cameras, scanned images or images downloaded from Internet.

Listening/Speaking/Viewing: Holding a Panel Discussion, pages 51O-P:

Film the panel discussion so that it can be used as a tool to assess interactions, body language, eye contact, rate of speech, etc.