This Night of the Twisters lesson plan also includes:
Before reading Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman, complete the following activities with your class. First, present a map of Tornado Alley. What is it? Where does it span? Then, play a tornado siren. What kinds of feelings do kids have when they hear this noise? Finally, play a clip of a tornado or a tornado drill, and have your class comment. They'll be interested to read more about tornadoes after this day's set of activities!