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Students explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography instructional activity, students discuss ethnicity and prejudices and cite examples from the letter. Students write a letter using some of the techniques of foreshadowing and symbolism used in "A South African Storm."
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Red Storm Rising." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and popularity of other books at the same time.
Students read a letter titled "A South African Storm" on her experiences of discrimination in the country. Individually or as a class, they answer questions about the author's purpose in writing the piece was and how she made herself blend in. They compare it to the story of "Cry, Beloved Country" and how attitudes have changed since the birth or apartheid and today.
Young scholars study the causes of weather and storms. In this weather and storm lesson, students watch a demonstration about atmospheric conditions before working in a group to read Seymour Simon's, Storms, and completing two charts. They review the charts and compare similarities and differences among storms. They finish by taking two quizzes and a written assessment.
Fourth graders discover the patterns that create summer and winter storms. Working in groups, they create model storms for summer and winter. Students discuss the reasons why summer storms and winter storms are different and explain the patterns that create each type of storm.
In this solar storm timeline, students read about a series of events that took place in space beginning with a solar flare. Students gather the information and create a time line of events mentioned. They determine the length of time it took for the coronal mass ejection to reach Earth.
Students examine four stories of storms in the Bible and discuss reasons God may have sent the storm. In this Biblical storms lesson, students read of four great Biblical storms and complete a worksheet in which they answer questions about the characters in the storm and what God taught them. Students then relate an actual storm with a storm in someone's life.
Readers analyze a brief excerpt describing a storm, then choose the most applicable from four main ideas. They jot down three details from the story in three boxes. The excerpt isn't anything special; however, for a quick practice with finding key details, this will do the trick.