5th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of extreme weather and its effects.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about different types of extreme weather.
• Explore and apply the concept of extreme weather and the damage it can do.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of extreme weather.
• Orally use words that describe different types of extreme weather.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about the effects of extreme weather.
• Use key concept words [tornado, blizzard, hurricane, storm; precipitation, extreme, damage].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about:
• Extreme weather.
• Examples of extreme weather.
• Different ways that extreme weather can cause damage.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see here? (trees blowing in the wind, heavy rain).
• Ask students: What kinds of weather are extreme? (tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tsunamis, blizzards).
• Say: In this activity, we're going to learn about different types of extreme weather and the effects that extreme weather can have on our communities. How can we prepare for extreme weather? (stock up on canned food, water, batteries, and flashlights, secure our windows and doors, listen to the news, have an emergency plan).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides, showing them examples of extreme weather and some of the damage that extreme weather has caused. Always have the students describe how to stay safe during these times.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students to talk about any experiences they have had with extreme weather. After the second game, have them discuss the ways that extreme weather can be damaging to communities.
Close• Ask students: What do you think it would be like to be in a tornado or hurricane? Explain.
• Summarize for students that many communities have been damaged by extreme weather. It is important to know how to protect themselves in the event of extreme weather. Encourage them to think about how we can help each other after these situations.