I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club Focused on Story Elements

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club Focused on Story Elements

When Barry Tucker awoke on the morning of August 28, 2005, he never expected a hurricane like Katrina. But when the most devastating hurricane of the century hits New Orleans, he and his family are subjected to one catastrophe after another. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author's sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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When Barry Tucker awoke on the morning of August 28, 2005, he never expected a hurricane like Katrina. But when the most devastating hurricane of the century hits New Orleans, he and his family are subjected to one catastrophe after another. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author's sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for sequence of events, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club.

Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 pairs beautifully with a Book Club focused on sequence of events. Discussion during this first meeting centers around the storyline and the author's use of flashbacks.

Tracking sequence of events with Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is complicated due to the use of flashbacks. Students will practice charting the important events of the story on a Sequence of Events anchor chart to help keep the storyline in chronological order.

Discussion for this I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club focuses on plotting the beginning, rising action, and conflicts of the story on a Story Line Graph.

One of the ways that author, Lauren Tarshis, helps readers sort out the sequence of events in I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is to tie the major conflicts to the factual portions of the book and minor conflicts to the fictional events in the story.

In this final I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club, students will discuss the climax and resolution of the story and reflect on how realistic fiction helps readers understand the world.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with tracking sequence of events.
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Book Title:
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Book Author:
Lauren Tarshis
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Historical Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
Q
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Adventure, Family, History, Weather, Perseverance
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Common Core Alignment: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, W.4.8, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections: L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
TEKS Alignment: 4.1A, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9B, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.9E(i), 4.9E(ii), 4.9E(iii), 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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