Cyclones and Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

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An informative article discusses possible connections between hurricanes and climate change. Is there enough data and evidence to make a conclusion? Read to decide for yourself.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the passage in small reading groups to meet the various reading levels in your class
  • Instruct readers to highlight answers within the text showing evidence of the answers they chose
  • Extend the learning by pairing the passage with lesson highlighting the effects of climate change on weather
  • Hold a discussion on the differences and similarities of cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons
Classroom Considerations

  • The main reading passage is a Lexile® 830L reading level and is intended for fifth graders
  • No answer key is included, however one can easily be made
  • Assumes learners have some prior knowledge of climate change

  • The article is available in four additional reading levels 
  • The html version of the passage makes it easy to assign